Juras­sic Park rises once again

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

So what was buzzing at this year’s Comic-Con? This Ner­den­berg Rally, which took place in San Diego last week, has be­come the prime event to pon­der early sight­ings of up­com­ing science-fic­tion, ac­tion and comic-based en­ter­tain­ment.

Andy Serkis, ev­ery­one’s favourite ape-dou­ble, was greeted with cheers when he turned up to pro­mote Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Steven Spiel­berg, os­ten­si­bly there to pro­mote The Ad­ven­tures of Tintin, con­firmed that a fourth Juras­sic Park is on the way. Matt Smith, the cur­rent Dr Who, ar­rived to shake plungers with a few Daleks.

But the most an­tic­i­pated pre­sen­ta­tion was that of Ri­d­ley Scott’s Prometheus. When the film was first an­nounced, it was de­scribed as a pre­quel to Alien, but, hav­ing gone through sev­eral it­er­a­tions, it is now seen as an orig­i­nal pro­ject “with DNA” culled from the ear­lier pro­ject. Speak­ing on a big screen from Ice­land, Ri­d­ley tried to clar­ify: “We’ve gone in a com­pletely dif­fer­ent direc­tion,” he said. “But in the last few min­utes of the movie you’ll un­der­stand what we’re talk­ing about.”

Amaz­ingly, the 2012 re­lease is the first science-fic­tion film Scott has made since Blade Run­ner in 1982.

Else­where at Comic-Con, a tired and emo­tional Rhys Ifans, in town to pro­mote the re­booted Spi­der-Man, was placed un­der cit­i­zens’ ar­rest af­ter shov­ing a fe­male se­cu­rity guard and shov­ing some of her col­leagues. I think that con­sti­tutes a quiet evening out for Rhys.

Rhys Ifans: tired and emo­tional

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