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The Prometheus Ampules Story
Rob Sollis on set at Pinewood Studios

Below are Rob's 3 photographic galleries documenting the Prometheus film Ampule making:

Prometheus is a 2012 science-fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, supposedly a half-prequel to his Alien movie of 1979.

Rob Sollis was asked by Sonya Klaus, the set decorator at 20th Century Fox studios, to make a series of hand-thrown metallic glazed ampules (also called caskets or urns) for the film set of Prometheus.  In the movie they appear in stacks in the Derelict's Hibernation Room and also in the Core Pyramid Chamber (Cathedral or Ampule Room) on LV223)seen standing a small distance apart. The Steatite urns contain the Engineer's pathogen A0-3959X.91 – 15.

BACKGROUND: The first Alien film was followed by Aliens (dir. Cameron, 1986), Alien 3 (dir. Fincher, 1992) and Alien Resurrection (dir. Jeunet, 1997) all part of 20th Century Studios franchise. Scott's Prometheus positioned itself as a prequel in the timeline of the Alien films - it refers to Xenomorphs and Weyland Industries (pre-Weyland-Yutani).  Its sequel  Alien: Covenant came out in 2017. More about the timeline... The next Alien movie, Romulus from director  Fede Alvarez is now in post-production and will be released in August 2024.


PLOT: The research craft Prometheus embarks carrying a team of scientists and astronauts searching out the Engineers (or Space Jockeys), a mysterious race of aliens who appear in ancient scripts, who they think could have created human life. But they discover a location which is far from friendly!  More about the film & PLOT...

Rare, collectable Prometheus items can be purchased from Rob and replicas in varying sizes can be made to order. Contact Rob

Image credits: Prometheus set build & studios, R. Sollis & A Woodward. (Wallpaper Prometheus film set Ampule chamber (20th Century Fox.)

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