‘Prometheus’ Photo Gallery: Meet the Ship’s Crew

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So much of the beautiful imagery conjured up by Ridley Scott and his production team for Prometheus – including, the darkly immense landscape vistas captured by director of photography Dariusz Wolski (Dark City) – focuses on the sheer scale of the film. It’s therefore easy to lose sight of the talented and easy-on-the-eyes cast assembled for Scott’s return expedition to Alien territory.

Today, we have a new photo gallery which remedies that issue by instead focusing exclusively on the human stars of Scott’s sci-fi/horror film – ranging from fan-favorites like Idris Elba (Luther) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), to Oscar-winner Charlize Theron and the original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace.

Prometheus revolves around a 21st century space mission to uncover the truth behind a mysterious recurring set of pictographs found in various archaeological sites on Earth, which suggest that extraterrestrials may have been partially responsible for the earliest forms of human civilization. That mission unifies a motley crew of scientists (including Rapace), military personnel (Sean Harris), a state-of-the-art android (Fassbender), and a corporate representative (Theron) to oversee the trip to another world – one which goes horribly wrong, as has been made vividly transparent by the footage unveiled so far.

Check out the various characters and cast members of Prometheus by scrolling through the gallery below (for additional production photos, head on over to Kino Gallery):

Prometheus aims to investigate cosmological themes and ideas concerning the nature of human evolution, while also integrating the “body horror” elements and other-worldly monster tropes pioneered by Scott’s original disturbing brew of science fiction (ie. Alien).

It’s all the more fitting then that what we continue to see of the characters in Prometheus recalls players from not only that aforementioned 1979 film, but also Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Even Fassbender’s closing line in the official Prometheus trailer (“Big things have small beginnings.”) is delivered in such a chillingly emotionless, yet rational manner as to make 2001‘s HAL 9000 proud… if he was capable of pride, that is.

Prometheus opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.

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Source: Kino Gallery

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  1. Im so hyped up for this movie. More than for Batman and The Avengers.

  2. This should be really good science fiction.

  3. The photo gallery is okay.

    The cast is great.

    I hope Prometheus scares and gives chills just like Alien.

    • Yes! I AGREE, LOVED ALIEN, SO MYSTERIOUS… RIDLEY SCOTT DO YOUR THANG!

  4. I’m quasi-worried that Scott has gone more of the route of casting “beautiful people”, instead of his original cast of chain-smoking, small-boobed, pot-bellied, bags-under-the-eyes people from the first movie. The fact that the original crew were sweaty, not-ugly-but-not-models, “normal” people added to the gritty “realism” of being on their own in the depths of space.

    What do you think?

    • Hm, I never thought of that. They are better looking than the crew of the Nostromo but I don’t think any of them are THAT beautiful. I mean Noomi Rapace is beautiful, sure, but it won’t take me out of the picture and Charlize Theron’s beauty only makes her seem more villainous. Fassbender’s a robot. I think the only one who’s buggin me a little is that Tom Hardy lookalike. Screw that guy.

    • chain-smoking, small-boobed, pot-bellied, bags-under-the-eyes people from the first movie

      I wasn’t in the first movie, so I’m not sure where you got that from. :-D

  5. Cool pics, but if this movie isn’t rated R it just won’t feel right and that’s all I can think about. Scott knows what it should be and I’m hoping he doesn’t give in to the studio’s whims. Somebody should start a petition.

  6. Hmm…I don’t know. Looks kinda boring. It just doesn’t seem to do anything for me. Maybe it’s a bad trailer? Not impressed with the cast either.

  7. Not a single Asian. That really sucks.

    • Yes I would love to see more asians in movies also…Im black by the way. Im all for diversity. I really cant even think of any hot young asian actors who I know on a first name basis other then John Cho (American Pie, Harold & Kumar & Star Trek).

    • There weren’t any in Alien either.

    • DON’T BE SO NEGATIVE, MAYBE THE’RE SOME ASIANS WORKING BEHINDS THE SCENES….. ALSO, A DIRECTOR LOOKS FOR ACTORS OR ACTRESSES WHO CAN PLAY THE PART IN HIS FILM. NOT REALLY LOOKING AT THEIR RACE. HEY, I LUV ASIANS!

  8. Does anyone else think that Charlize Theron is the science officer/android? look at her mannerisms and clothes…all completely different from the others…just a guess.

  9. There is, in fact, one Asian who is part of the crew. Not exactly sure who or what his name is but he’s Trey from Danny Boyle’s ‘Sunshine’. So there you go! Huzzah for cultural diversity!

    • Benedict Wong?

  10. I am really pumped about seeing this. Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite sci-fi movies. But, as this is supposed to be a prequel to Alien, here is my one quibble – it looks too new. The first film cme out in 1979, so if this is a prequel, shouldn’t it look older than that? Just my thoughts.

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