The Hollywood Reporter is, erm, reporting that Prometheus has broken the record for IMAX pre-sales at the BFI Cinema in London.
“Scott’s movie, starring a galaxy of stars including Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green, has booked 18,287 tickets in hits first full week of presales at the theater.
It translates into £293,312 ($474,687) in gross pre-sale tickets, the highest grossing week ever.
The standalone flagship IMAX theater also reported its highest grossing first day of pre-sales ever, taking £137,000 ($221,717).”
Wow! ‘Nuff said, really!
Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Kate Dickie, and is due for release on June 8th 2012 in the USA, and June 1st 2012 in the UK.
Arts Council England’s website The Space have made available an early short – “Boy and Bicycle” – by Ridley Scott, and starring his brother Tony, who grew up to be a blockbuster director in his own right.
From the website:
Tony Scott stars in an atmospheric first film by his older brother Ridley, as a schoolboy playing truant for the day in North Shields.
His bike trip takes him from the beach, to a funfair and to a deserted shack, as we listen to his random thoughts (everything from fish shops to women’s hairy legs).
Boy and Bicycle is truly a family affair, as Scott’s father drove the car used for the many tracking shots, while both of his parents make cameo appearances.
Made on an old 16mm spring-wound Bolex camera, the BFI provided Scott with post-production funding, and the film was finished with a score by John Barry.
The BFI went on to fund brother Tony Scott’s first short film, One of the Missing in 1969 and featurette Loving Memory in 1970.
You can see more, including the first part of the late great John Peel’s massive record collection published online here.
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