R | | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Principle photography took 82 days and involved the use of eight sound stages at Pinewood Studios outside London. Two weeks of filming took place in Iceland and three months of further interior shooting occurred in Alicante, Spain.
In the first shot of Prometheus, it is moving at high speed through space. When it enters the target planet/moon's atmosphere, it must slow down which should mean that the thrusters would be pointing forwards and down, not straight backwards as seen. However, the ship will have slowed down (offscreen) as it approached the destination moon, though it would still be necessary to have the thrusters pointing backwards so as to propel the ship to a landing site. It does not mean the ship was still travelling at the same immense speed it did when in deep space. Also, the thrusters are indeed pointing downwards when the ship lands.
The opening title appears in the piece-by-piece fashion of the original Alien (1979) movie.
English, Scottish Gaelic
£6,234,812 (UK) (3 June 2012)
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