PROMETHEUS Visual Effects Featurettes Reveal How the Opening Scene and Spaceship Landing Sequence Were Created Debate over the merits of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is ongoing, and fuel was added to the fire recently when a behind-the-scenes image revealed an alien that didn’t actually appear in the film. That image came from the pic’s opening sequence, and now two visual effects featurettes have gone online that give us a look at how WETA created the film’s memorable opening scene and how MPC created the film’s impressive spaceship and planetary effects, including the ship’s landing sequence.

Prometheus Synopsis and Credits

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.

"Prometheus" stars Ben Foster, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Patrick Wilson, and Sean Harris.

Directed by Ridley Scott.
Written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts.
Produced by David Giler, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, and Walter Hill.
Production company/distributor: Fox.

Release Date: June 08, 2012