We haven’t heard much of anything from Ridley Scott and his Alien prequel turned ‘Prometheus’ other then the fact that Charlize Theron , Rafe Spell, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace had been cast. Since then the film has been pretty much a lock-and-key event, with barely a trickle of info flowing outside of the film set. Thankfully news has busted through the chest of the the studio and crawled it’s way over to the site MarketSaw. Though it has not been confirmed or denied, they have revealed how ‘Prometheus’ will fit into the ‘Alien’ universe.
We’ve been down this road before, but warned of possible spoilers, with places and events from the film being supposedly revealed. If you don’t wanna read them then skip this now.
Follow the jump and read on for Prometheus spoilers…supposedly.
How this will actually fit into the original universe before the introduction of Ripley in ‘Alien’:
“Ridley Scott’s sci-fi movie, currently going by the name Prometheus, is going to be a very large and intense story, with a scope that is epic, the final act is where the movie switches gears and shifts into Aliens territory. Pinewood houses an exact replica of the H R Giger Space Jockey command post. You may notice in the original Alien that the Space Jockey had a puncture on its considerably large chest, where the xenomorph broke out through the flesh of the creature and broke through the biomechanical armor it wears. You may also notice how big the Space Jockey is in relation to its human counter parts in the film. So imagine how big the baby must be, which is yet to grow. Then imagine quite a few of these. If you can do that, you got a pretty good grasp on the final act.”
This means we will in fact be seeing the Xenomorphs but as this is a prequel how will they be different from their previous incarnations:
“And do not be expecting the traditional look either, these are very different creatures that will keep the general architecture of the xenomorph, but will have a considerably different look, and do very perverse things.
Finally, how will this be compared to other ground breaking Sci-fi films of the past:
“However, before all of this I hear that the story is not only reminiscent of 2001, but is also trying to push the boundaries of what a modern tent pole science fiction movie could be. This is all I can share, but trust me, you seriously need to start being excited about this project, because not only is this I am assured, not nostalgia for nostalgia reasons, but a whole new spin on that old chestnut … The story is a very closely guarded secret in Hollywood, and while it is not a direct prequel “officially” it has more than just passing ties towards the Alien saga’s canon. You will have all the things that worked in the Alien canon, and very new and fresh and some controversial ideas presented, sexuality is dealt with quite directly. There may even be a robot or two. And the ship, which I am told is the current titles name, Prometheus. Highly original, both in concept and design I hear.”
So, there you have it a first look (and reveal) as to just what will be expected when Prometheus is released to theaters June 8th, 2012.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and directed by Ridley Scott; Prometheus takes place in 2085, approximately three decades prior to the events of the first Alien film. The films will explore the nature and origin of the unknown extraterrestrial race, who only had a brief appearance in the first Alien as the derelict spaceship’s pilot.
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