Prometheus’ “Quiet Eye” communiqué

I know, I know, just recently I was complaining about all the Prometheus trailers, but this is a bit different; it’s one of those would-be viral videos, and as such it doesn’t spoil the movie by showing anything important to the plot, unlike the plethora of trailer spoilers.

This clip features Noomi Rapace (star of the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels) as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw making her plea to wealthy Mr. Weyland to fund her… pet project. But the really interesting thing about this clip is the Yutani corporation logo splashed over Shaw’s communication. Does she work for Yutani, or did Yutani make the communications gear? Fans of the Alien series know the Weyland-Yutani corporation owned the Nostromo, so when did the companies merge?

“Lost” Sucker Punch Rehearsal Footage

Regular readers of my blog know it’s no secret that I love Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch – probably more than most people in the country. I gave it a positive review when it was released in theaters, and even wrote a piece defending it from the rabid criticism the film generated.

Now, I’ve just come across the web page that features footage for one of the lost musical numbers from the movie. As you probably remember, in “Brothel Life,” the girls at Lennox House practiced dance steps for elaborate musical pieces. Sadly, these productions were cut from the theatrical release, and only one (set to “Love Is the Drug”) was restored on the Blu-ray release. In this brief clip, the film’s choreographer, Paul Baker, conducts a dress rehearsal with Jena Malone. Her character, Rocket, is dressed as a sexy nurse, and begins this snippet dancing inside a giant hypodermic needle! Too bad that didn’t make it into the movie.

Hopefully all of the girls’ individual production numbers will surface at some point! For now, let’s watch Rocket work it…