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Empire's Prometheus Cover Arrives
In newsagents no-one can hear you scream

27 March 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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There's little that's more exciting on the cinematic event horizon that Ridley Scott's Prometheus. What better movie, then, to adorn the cover of Empire's May issue?

The dazzling - if we do say so ourselves - cover is shiny, holographic and will shout "We were so wrong!" at you when you open it*.

 

We've sent our Chris Hewitt onto the set of Sir Ridders' sci-fi epic to get the lowdown on the Alien prequel. Expect H.R. Giger-inspired artwork, exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and, if you've lucky, a cameo appearance by the Space Jockey himself.

For all of this and a fantastically exclusive Lethal Weapon reunion, pick up Empire's May issue, in all good newsagents from March 29. Prometheus lands on June 1.

 

* Shouting is TBC


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oh dear me
I dont know the actress personally but she cant be happy with that shot. wasnt cast for her looks then. More

Posted by mclane1 at 17:23 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Photocopped
Congrats to EMPIRE on the new cover! More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 17:19 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

bad cover
looks like a cover for lost in space sequel More

Posted by seanofthedead at 17:10 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Most irritating quote
you used it, you used the movie event of the year, this is the most irritating quote of all time (at the moment) but it's used so many times, for example the hunger games has already been called it, it's been used for this and will probably be used for other films, there can only be one for god's sake, on another note, loving the cover, cannot wait to see the film More

Posted by edjones95 at 17:02 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Photocopped
It aint great but it’s no Bangkok Dangerous! More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:57 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

bad cover
cover looks like a sequel for lost in space. More

Posted by seanofthedead at 16:55 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

bad cover
cover looks like a sequel for lost in space. More

Posted by seanofthedead at 16:54 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

bad cover
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Posted by seanofthedead at 16:53 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Photocopped
Really? Such an excellent publication with this shoddy a job at photoshop? So disappointing that the movie of the summer is getting a cover like this, big head clearly put on to a body that's not hers. And this following a bad "Summer Blockbuster" cover and a feature on badly photoshopped movie posters a few months back on Empireonline. This is right up there with them. More

Posted by flando at 16:47 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Photocopped
Aw Empire, I love you, I hate criticizing you, but as a long time reader and current annual subscriber I have to say, why with the badly photo-shopped cover? Last month's cover was 'meh' enough with Battleship and MIB on the front, and the thought of a Prometheus cover would have had me all excited. This looks bad. And it was only a few months back that Empire was ridiculing badly photo-shopped movie posters. This is right up there. More

Posted by flando at 16:45 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Photocopped
Aw Empire, I love you, I hate criticizing you, but as a long time reader and current annual subscriber I have to say, why with the badly photo-shopped cover? Last month's cover was 'meh' enough with Battleship and MIB on the front, and the thought of a Prometheus cover would have had me all excited. This looks bad. And it was only a few months back that Empire was ridiculing badly photo-shopped movie posters. This is right up there. More

Posted by flando at 16:45 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Photocopped
Aw Empire, I love you, I hate criticizing you, but as a long time reader and current annual subscriber I have to say, why with the badly photo-shopped cover? Last month's cover was 'meh' enough with Battleship and MIB on the front, and the thought of a Prometheus cover would have had me all excited. This looks bad. And it was only a few months back that Empire was ridiculing badly photo-shopped movie posters. This is right up there. More

Posted by flando at 16:45 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

WOZZA
does it really say something when you open it! *or were you being sarcastic? :| * More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 14:43 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

WOZZA
does it really say something when you open it! *or were you being sarcastic? :| * More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 14:42 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

does it really say something when you open it! *or were you being sarcastic? :| * More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 14:36 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

does it really say something when you open it! *or were you being sarcastic? :| * More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 14:36 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

oh dear
I have to say this cover is not very good. Looks like the front cover of a prog rock compilation album. Of all the striking images we have seen of Prometheus thus far, we get a photoshopped bubble head. More

Posted by dollerhyde at 14:03 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

oh dear
I have to say this cover is not very good. Looks like the front cover of a prog rock compilation album. Of all the striking images we have seen of Prometheus thus far, we get a photoshopped bubble head. More

Posted by dollerhyde at 14:03 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

oh dear
I have to say this cover is not very good. Looks like the front cover of a prog rock compilation album. Of all the striking images we have seen of Prometheus thus far, we get a photoshopped bubble head. More

Posted by dollerhyde at 14:02 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Prometheus Cover Arrives
Is it just me or does her head look for her body? She's like the Brian Woolnough of space. Despite Empire's attempts to put me off with that horrendous cover, I can't wait. More

Posted by jonson at 13:56 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Prometheus Cover Arrives
Is it just me or does Noomi Rapace look really sexy in a spacesuit? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:51 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Argh!
L: PhillThump Sorry guys but this is an awful piece of Photoshop work. Whoever did this needs to seriously wind in their use of OuterGlow effects! :-S o apology needed... you did it. In which case, yes it could be better More

Posted by pete_traynor at 13:49 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Argh!
Sorry guys but this is an awful piece of Photoshop work. Whoever did this needs to seriously wind in their use of OuterGlow effects! :-S More

Posted by PhillThump at 13:44 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Cover Tweaking
I greatly enjoy Empire's ongoing critique of the abuses of Photoshop in movie posters/adverts--which is why I'm always thrown and somewhat disappointed to see rubbery, waxy dummies replacing actors on Empire covers. The colour scheme is ace, and I'm sure the "holographic" effect is quite nifty... but why has Noomi Rapace been replaced by a wax model? More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 13:40 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Alien prequel?
L: pete_traynor L: ODForrest I saw some of the stars on Movie Juice the other night (albeit brief) being interviewed and on more than one occasion they said it was not a prequel? Well is it or isn't it? t is! In as much as it deals with elements from the series, prior to the events of Alien. That is irrefutable at this point. The trailer confirms a connection to Alien beyond any doubt. It is how distant a connection that no one knows at this point. Those expecting the More

Posted by shool at 13:35 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Alien prequel?
L: ODForrest I saw some of the stars on Movie Juice the other night (albeit brief) being interviewed and on more than one occasion they said it was not a prequel? Well is it or isn't it? t is! In as much as it deals with elements from the series, prior to the events of Alien. That is irrefutable at this point. The trailer confirms a connection to Alien beyond any doubt. It is how distant a connection that no one knows at this point. Those expecting the Alien itself to appear th More

Posted by pete_traynor at 13:27 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Thank you!
L: cawykes Cool, I did wonder if Weyland had thrown more money at that ship, hence the advanced technology. I don't think there will be an alien as we know it in the film as it needs a face-hugger to lay the embryo. So I agree (maybe spoilerish, I don't know) that some of the crew 'turn' into the alien queen that lays the eggs. Oh it's all speculative, but damn exciting! I'm looking forward to the space jockeys being explained more. size=6]LER.... r] been warned!!! Cast a more crit More

Posted by pete_traynor at 13:22 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: ronniem I can't wait for this movie BUT it's NOT the movie event of the year...TDKR has something to say to that! omething that will fall on deaf ears for many. his is Scott returning to the Alien universe. As good as the Nolan Batman films are (really good) they are not stone cold masterpieces, therefore they are not in the same league as Alien. That’s why for an awful lot of people Prometheus is the movie event of this year. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 13:19 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Alien prequel?
I saw some of the stars on Movie Juice the other night (albeit brief) being interviewed and on more than one occasion they said it was not a prequel? Well is it or isn't it? More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:58 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Thank you!
Cool, I did wonder if Weyland had thrown more money at that ship, hence the advanced technology. I don't think there will be an alien as we know it in the film as it needs a face-hugger to lay the embryo. So I agree (maybe spoilerish, I don't know) that some of the crew 'turn' into the alien queen that lays the eggs. Oh it's all speculative, but damn exciting! I'm looking forward to the space jockeys being explained more. More

Posted by cawykes at 12:17 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

I can't wait for this movie BUT it's NOT the movie event of the year...TDKR has something to say to that! More

Posted by ronniem at 12:10 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: being thick
Yes, it does take place before Alien. The trailers confirm that. You could probably explain the difference of technology away by saying the Prometheus (the ship/expedition) has more money thrown at it, since it's a science vessel, whereas the Nostromo was pretty much nothing more than a tow truck in space. More

Posted by Kmadden2004 at 12:04 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I am thick!
L: cawykes Just read that again. Meant to say, does Prometheus take place BEFORE Alien! Duh! t does. Precedes it by 30 years or so. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 12:04 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I am thick!
L: cawykes Just read that again. Meant to say, does Prometheus take place BEFORE Alien! Duh! t does. Precedes it by 30 years or so. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 12:03 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I am thick!
L: cawykes Just read that again. Meant to say, does Prometheus take place BEFORE Alien! Duh! t does. Precedes it by 30 years or so. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 12:03 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Theories...
I'm going out on a limb here so don't read on unless your interested in speculation on what happens in but I reckon that Logan Marshall Green's character gets infected by a 'bio-weapon' that slowly and painfully transforms him into either the humanoid proto alien we see in the trailer or uses him as the host for the original Alien Queen to grow inside of - therefore the infamous Space Jockey we see in this and in Alien with a hole blown in his chest is actually Mr Marshall Green's character...or More

Posted by Maca007 at 12:02 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Horrible cover
... More

Posted by nybras at 11:54 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

I am thick!
Just read that again. Meant to say, does Prometheus take place BEFORE Alien! Duh! More

Posted by cawykes at 11:51 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

being thick!
Can someone confirm that Prometheus takes place after Alien. That may seem like a stupid question, but I watched Alien recently and it doesn't look like the technology of both films match up. I appreciate that Alien was made a while ago and the vision of the future changes. Even the red light scanner things are technically advanced. More

Posted by cawykes at 11:47 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

being thick!
Can someone confirm that Prometheus takes place after Alien. That may seem like a stupid question, but I watched Alien recently and it doesn't look like the technology of both films match up. I appreciate that Alien was made a while ago and the vision of the future changes. Even the red light scanner things are technically advanced. More

Posted by cawykes at 11:47 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

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