Reese Withersoon may join Keanu Reeves in a cryogenic space nightmare

Another big star is in talks to join Passengers, the depressing cryo-sleep drama from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Which asks: If you were doomed to a lifetime of solitude, would you doom another to your fate just so you wouldn't be lonely? » 5/02/13 1:05pm 5/02/13 1:05pm

A Game of Thrones director takes on an acclaimed "black list" script

Before Jon Spaihts wrote the early script drafts for Prometheus, he was famous for some of his spec scripts — notably Passengers. which turned up on the "black list" of unproduced screenplays. And now, Keanu Reeves is producing and starring in Passengers, with a Game of Thrones director on board. » 4/18/13 2:19pm 4/18/13 2:19pm

The original writer of Prometheus is reinventing The Black Hole

Prometheus scribe Jon Spaiths has been hired by Disney to jumpstart the long stalled Black Hole reboot, spearheaded by Oblivion and Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski. And going by Kosinski's aesthetic, we're imagining a very video game friendly reboot that swaps out google-eyed robots for Svedka bots. » 4/04/13 5:41pm 4/04/13 5:41pm

Is the Prometheus sequel stalled out just because nobody knows how to…

Prometheus made more than $400 million worldwide (although it underperformed stateside) — so a sequel seems like a safe bet. Except, according to one report, there's no forward movement on a sequel, because nobody can figure out what happens next after the first movie's somewhat baffling ending. » 3/27/13 12:50pm 3/27/13 12:50pm

One Theory That Finally Explains What's Going on in Prometheus

However you feel about Prometheus, one thing's for sure: This movie has inspired more arguments than any film in the past few years. What's it all about? Does it actually mean anything at all? David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The Burning Sky and the Machinery of Light, has a few theories that might… » 6/18/12 11:14am 6/18/12 11:14am

Just how much Alien stuff was there in Prometheus originally? A lot,…

Just how many elements of Alien were there in some earlier versions of the Prometheus script? Earlier this week, we talked to screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who says the basic storyline is the same but there's "some truth" to the idea that his script started out as more of an Alien prequel than what Ridley Scott ended up… » 5/11/12 4:20pm 5/11/12 4:20pm

Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts on How to Create a Great Space Movie

Jon Spaihts wrote five drafts of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, before handing it off to Damon Lindelof. He's also become known in Hollywood as the go-to writer for hard science fiction and space adventure, after his space romance Passengers landed on the Black List of the best unproduced scripts. And he's written two… » 5/10/12 11:27am 5/10/12 11:27am