VIGGO MORTENSEN OFFERED LEAD IN ‘LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER’

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Interesting news has hit the web concerning THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER, a film that’s been stuck in development hell since it was first announced way back in 2004. Currently, it is property of Millenium Films with Neil Marshall (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT) attached back in May to direct.

From Bloody Disgusting:

Although yet to be confirmed, we’re told Ben Kingsley is still attached to play the film’s Captain. In addition, Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, The Road, The Lord of the Rings) has been offered the lead role of “Henry Clemens,” a source exclusively reveals to Bloody. There’s no real word on Noomi Rapace, coming off Prometheus, other than she “may” still be starring as “Anna Billington.” I can only guess it comes down to scheduling, especially with a movie that’s been stuck ashore for nearly a decade.

SYNOPSIS:

Demeter” is the name of the ship that carried Dracula’s coffin from Transylvania to England in Bram Stoker’s classic tale.

The story, penned by Bragi Schut Jr., is based on a chapter in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” describing the arrival of the vampire count in England on a cargo ship that has crashed into the rocks at Whitby with no crew and the dead captain lashed to the steering wheel. Stoker tells the story via the captain’s log of the voyage, which begins in Bulgaria and becomes increasingly disjointed as members of the crew disappear.

Written by Bragi Schut (The latest draft was written by Lowell Cauffiel), it’s said to place the voyage center stage in a tale that is reminiscent of the first movie in the ALIEN franchise, in which a crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.

The Last Voyage Of The Demeter

BRAND NEW TV SPOT FOR RIDLEY SCOTT’S ‘PROMETHEUS’

PROMETHEUS, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

NEW PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE REVEALS SCOTT RIPPED OFF WHEDON’S SHIP SERENITY

While I’m looking forward to PROMETHEUS as much as the next boil ‘n ghoul, the ship concept and design and, thus, the name of the film, is a complete rip-off of Joss Whedon’s masterful SERENITY. For a while now I’ve been wondering why the ship felt familiar. IT’S BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A FIREFLY CLASS VESSEL from the show FIREFLY and the film version of said show, Serenity. While Prometheus obviously has a completely different storyline, there could be some legal issues at work here if anyone’s actually paying attention. This featurette is specifically about the ship Prometheus and all it’s innards ‘n outtards. Give it a look. If you know anything about Firefly or Serenity, I think you may see more than a few similarities.

The film, Directed by Ridley Scott, opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

RIDLEY SCOTT GIVES MORE DETAIL IN NEWEST PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE

In the latest behind-the-scenes featurette for PROMETHEUS (yeah, yeah, I know, another one), Ridley Scott discusses his vision for the film, stating that he’s thrilled to be directing another sci-fi feature and he can’t wait to “scare the shit out of you.” In addition to scenes of Scott shooting behind the scenes, we’re privy to a few new scenes from the movie due out in just a few weeks. Check out the featurette above.

The film opens June 8, 2012 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

SYNOPSIS:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

2 NEW PROMETHEUS SPOTS HIT THE WEB

As we near ever closer to the release date of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS, a virtual deluge of marketing media has been hitting television and the web. In that fashion, here are 2 new television spots going by the titles “Invitation” and “Explain.” Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson.

In PROMETHEUS, a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

CHARLIZE THERON EXPLORES HER CHARACTER VICKERS IN NEW PROMETHEUS FEATURETTE

With the release date only a few weeks away, 20th Century Fox and the Prometheus marketing crew have released yet another behind the scenes featurette. In this clip, Charlize Theron discusses her role as Vickers, a representative for Weyland Industries, the company funding the mission and responsible for the construction of the ship Prometheus. It is hinted, however, that she may know more about the true purpose of the mission than the rest of the crew.

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Logan Marshall-Green.

SYNOPSIS:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

 

NEW INTERNATIONAL ONE SHEET FOR PROMETHEUS

Another day, another bit of marketing from the PROMETHEUS camp. This time it’s an international one-sheet depicting what looks to be the ship Prometheus colliding with an alien craft, potentially stranding the frightened cast upon some distant, hostile planet. Spoiler? Perhaps, or merely clever marketing because it makes one wonder just what happens next. To find out, check out Prometheus in theaters June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

NEW PROMETHEUS TV SPOT GIVES A GLIMPSE AT MONSTER MENACE

I’ve already seen quite a bit of rumbling on the ‘net about this television spot for Ridley Scott’s upcoming PROMETHEUS, so if you’re offended by spoilers (even teeny, tiny spoilers), DO NOT WATCH THIS TEASER! I, however, have no qualms about spoilers so long as they don’t give away too terribly much about the film. In this case, we get just a slight glimpse of some of the creatures we can expect to see in the ALIEN prequel, along with half a second of body horror reminiscent of the chest-burster scene in ALIEN.

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

 

CHECK OUT THE FIRST CLIP FROM RIDLEY SCOTT’S PROMETHEUS

Opening on June 8 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters, the anticipated film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle
to save the future of the human race.