Last month we snatched a first glimpse at Ridley Scott’s Prometheus via some scanned images posted online from Entertainment Weekly. No new images have arrived as yet, but what we do have are the hi-res versions of those original stills, and they’re looking mighty impressive.
The images show space-bound explorers Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green exploring a strange, foreign planet. Amongst the things they uncover are a vast stone head, and what look like an array of neatly arranged pods.
Elsewhere, there’s a look at Charlize Theron and Idris Elba on the bridge of the ship Prometheus, and a snap of the director himself, giving some pointers to Rapace.
Describing the film as sharing the “same DNA” as Alien, Scott dropped a few more tidbits about Prometheus’s various themes, when he spoke to the Wall Street Journal last month.
“The central metaphor of Prometheus is about a higher being who challenges the gods, and the gods don't want to give him fire,” he revealed. “Fire is our first form of technology and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished in perpetuity in a horrible fashion. Much like the story of the mythological god, Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and for his actions was bound to a rock with an eagle eternally devouring his liver.”
Prometheus will swoop into UK screens on 1 June 2012. In the meantime, take a look at the rest of the hi-res images below…
Are you excited about Prometheus? Hoping it will tap into Alien lore, or is it better off as a standalone film? Thoughts below, please.