Everyone is psyched for Prometheus, right? I saw the new trailer on the big screen before The Avengers this weekend and it kicked ass. It looked and felt like an Alien movie, but much larger, more epic than anything we’ve seen in that franchise so far. It’s got such buzz that even other filmmakers are looking forward to seeing Ridley Scott revisit this universe.
Fan boy favorite Guillermo del Toro is on of those filmmakers, and he had some interesting things to say on DelToroFilms.com regarding Prometheus and how it affected a passion project of his.
I have been interviewed about this lately and wanted to post my two cents about this:
Prometheus started filming a while ago- right at the time we were in preproduction on PACIFIC RIM. The title itself gave me pause- knowing that ALIEN was heavily influenced by Lovecraft and his novella.
This time, decades later with the budget and place Ridley Scott occupied, I assumed the greek metaphor alluded at the creation aspects of the HPL book. I believe I am right and if so, as a fan, I am delighted to see a new RS science fiction film, but this will probably mark a long pause -if not the demise- of ATMOM.
The sad part is- I have been pursuing ATMOM for over a decade now- and, well, fter Hellboy II two projects I dearly loved were not brought to fruition for me.
The good part is: One project did… And I am loving it and grateful for the blessings I have received.
When asked by a commentor why Prometheus would ill ATMOM, del Toro replied, “Same premise. Scenes that would be almost identical.”
So I guess that’s that on ATMOM. It’s kind of a shame, I was hoping we’d eventually see it come to fruition. Maybe in the future del Toro will find a way to present the film that won’t be so similar to Prometheus?
Thanks to Santiago for the heads up on this.
Prometheus hits theatres June 8th.