Prometheus Factoids & New Viral Video

Fox’s publicity push for the upcoming release of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” continues apace with a recent feature piece in The Hollywood Reporter revealing a bunch of production tidbits and minor spoilers about the upcoming film.

Amongst the facts garnered is that the action is set in the years 2089 to 2091; the final budget sits at $120-130 million; there are 1,300 CGI shots; and the shoot took 87 days with filming in London, Iceland and Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert.

Erich von Daniken’s 1968 book “Chariots of the Gods” plays a bigger influence on the story than the “Alien” films; alternate names for the ship included Magellan, Paradise and Icarus; the film’s ‘creature’ goes through at least four different forms; and Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character was originally named Elizabeth Watts but it was changed to avoid confusion with a Fox executive.

The studio has also unleashed another viral video, this one featuring Rapace’s character.