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Getting ready for the summer blockbuster season, which kicks off officially this weekend with “The Avengers”, Twentieth Century Fox is pushing hard for “Prometheus”. The Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film already has an endless supply of trailers, clips, photos, and such, and today brings us yet another three-minute behind the scenes feature.
The video contains some cool looks at the finished film, but a lot more from shooting and of the sets. You get a feel for the massive pieces of construction they did for “Prometheus”. One of the hangers they’re in, one of five by the way, is big enough to fit two 747s in, and you definitely feel the scale of the production.
Broken into a handful of bite-sized topics—Sets, Story, Cast, and The World—this “Prometheus” feature goes out of its way to emphasis the newness of this film, distancing itself from all of the “Alien” prequel talk. Every single person in the video, from Scott on down to the set designers, makes a point to mention that “Prometheus” is a stand-alone film. But they also make sure to let you know that it is connected, at least obliquely, to the “Alien” universe and mythology. The story centers around a quest for mankind’s origins, and what the crew of the good ship “Prometheus” finds instead.
“Prometheus” stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and Logan Marshall-Green. The search for our beginnings hits theaters on June 8, 2012, in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D.
Get more images and videos in our “Prometheus” preview page.