For more than a year now we've been itching to get more news on the mysterious sci-fi project known only as 1952 that Damon Lindelof's got set up at Disney. Now some new details are surfacing, and they've got us more than a little intrigued.
Though it's definitely tied to the original, the final cut of Prometheus wound up being a pretty loose prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien. But it wasn't always that way. Original screenwriter Jon Spaihts put in all kinds of Alien fare in his original drafts, including a wild chestburster moment that co-writer Damon Lindelof later cut.
The viral promotional material leading up to the release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus was some of the most buzzworthy stuff to hit the web earlier this year—some would argue it was better than the film itself—and now co-writer Damon Lindelof has opened up about the little side-projects. So what was the point of all those web extras?
Whether you loved it or hated it, Prometheus definitely leaves all of us with plenty to talk about, especially when it comes to the ending. Where does that final scene take us? The flick's co-writer Damon Lindelof is willing to spill a few clues. BIG SPOILERS AHEAD!
We knew the zombie epic World War Z, based on the Max Brooks novel and starring Brad Pitt, was going to need some extensive reshoots—but now the studio has gone so far as to call in hit-making writer Damon Lindelof to try and salvage the flick.
While we're still impatiently waiting for Star Trek 2 (or XII if you guys prefer) to come out next summer, Damon Lindelof has revealed that J.J. Abrams is already boldly looking at the third chapter of the new alternate reality adventures of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the crew of the USS Enterprise.
We've been hungry for every little peek at the Star Trek 2 set we can find around here lately, and we imagine more than a few of you have been, too. But if you ask the flick's co-writer Damon Lindelof, it's all for naught—because deep down, we really want to remain in the dark.
It is almost two years to the day since the Lost series finale, an episode of TV that sharply divided a geek nation. Many wanted answers to the questions Lost's executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, posed over the previous six years. Others just wanted closure. But Lindelof is happy to stand behind his work.
Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi epic Prometheus is nearly here, and he's managed to keep it shrouded pretty well in mystery. Luckily, writer Damon Lindelof is a bit more chatty, and has opened up about how the script evolved from a straight Alien prequel, to a standalone film with a more grandiose concept.
Given that this news comes from the Damon Lindelof camp, secrecy is the name of the game. We don't know what 1952 is about. We don't know when it'll come out. It's really just an educated guess that it's science fiction at all. But we do know the players of the game—and the filmmaker who signed on is a doozy.