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“Whether that’s a hardened, remorseless soldier with a weakness for ginger cats, remains to be seen.”

Wed 11 April 2012, 4:00pm

Having praised the viral nature of the marketing campaign for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the Guardian’s film bloggers got caught out by an April Fool’s ‘rumour’.  But they’re back on track following a more traditional promotional event – a Q&A with the cast after a preview of 5 minutes of new footage.  Still.  Can’t.  Wait.

Here’s a newish clip

And the full-length international trailer.

And one of the five things they learned at the preview.

2) Elizabeth Shaw is the new Ripley. This may not surprise everyone – although it did one journalist, who asked Theron what it was like to follow in the footsteps of Sigourney Weaver only to be told to redirect her question to Rapace instead. Shaw is the wide-eyed archaeologist who, in the UK trailer, discovers a crucial cave painting that leads to a trip into the stars. By the end of the movie, we’re reliably informed, Shaw is transformed into a hardened, remorseless soldier. Whether that’s a hardened, remorseless soldier with a weakness for ginger cats, remains to be seen.

Heh.

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Comments (4)

  1. babyface finlayson (profile) says:

    I’m looking forward to it too.
    I don’t quite get the headline though.
    Ripley was never transformed into a hardened remorseless soldier. At the end of Alien she was still clearly terrified and fighting for her life. She was singing” twinkle twinkle little star” for goodness sake.
    Singing it hard and remorselessly.

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  2. Dec (profile) says:

    ‘Fassbender might just steal the show. Everyone’s favourite half-German plays David, the sole android on ship. Again, we know that in Alien Iain Holm’s Ash sold the entire crew out. Will David do the same? That audience suspicion will seemingly be played on…’

    Clearly the writer (or, heaven forbid, Ridley Scott) missed the whole Lance Henriksen/Bishop sub-plot in Aliens.

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  3. babyface finlayson (profile) says:

    Sadly no Dan O’Bannon to create the script for Scott this time. That might prove to be a big loss.

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  4. babyface finlayson (profile) says:

    Well Pete, was it worth the wait?
    I didn’t think so.
    As predicted (by me) the script could have done with O’Bannon.

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