Space Jockey

This glorious new still image released from Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel, Prometheus might be the coolest thing we’ve seen yet. We’ve already caught a glimpse of this scene in the trailer but the wonderful hi-res image gives us a great detail-full look. The image was found while perusing the Weyland Industries site and it’s thought to a picture of the Space Jockey throne room. It’s crazy lookin’ whatever it is! Also, sites are reporting that is Charlize Theron there in the middle, what’s she doing?

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Prometheus opens nationwide on June 8th.

Source: io9

Director Ridley Scott and writers Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, not to mention the rest of the film’s cast and crew have been tight lipped and security conscious in keeping Prometheus plot details under wraps, so with just a few months to go, there’s still a ton of questions about a lot of the film. One thing that was made very clear from the start is that the space jockey from Alien will somehow be involved, and probably have a great “Oh shit” moment. Now we’ve got visual confirmation from the still above that was just released from the movie’s production team. 

Can you see it? In the background of the photo, to the left of Noomi Rapace, two space suits, are visible. Now the scale seems to show those two suits are human size and not the giant seated version we saw in Alien. We’ll have to wait until the summer release to find out exactly how the sapce jockeys figure into the film, but this is an interesting glimpse at what’s to come.

Thanks to the guys over at BasssDigest, we have this lightened up picture so you can see the suits in the background in the updated picture below.

Secrecy is a funny thing for a movie. There is nothing wrong with keeping things close to the vest, but if you say too little, then rumors begin to fly.

Take Ridly Scott‘s upcoming movie, Prometheus. Originally designed as a prequel to his classic horror movie, Alien, it was then changed to its own film with ties to that universe. But other than that, and that it related to the infamous Space Jockey character, not much is known.

GeekTyrant got hold of someone who (apparently) works on the film, who said:

I was speaking with a guy who is working on the set of prometheus and he showed me some pictures and told me a bout the storyline. The space jockey that you see in alien who has had his chest busted open is the guy who engineers the aliens. He sends the aliens to planet that he wants to take over. The aliens kill the locals and he flys in and pillages the land of its resources. It seems as though he is responsible for the aliens creation, i’m guessing that he is some kind of super scientist.

The engineer is played by some huge guy who is 8ft tall. He appears even bigger in the space jockey scene from Alien as he is wearing a space suit. He appears to have died in a seat that looks like it is some sort of weapon control, this is in fact the navigation system that the space ship uses to open worm holes and plot its course. Perhaps the aliens revolted and, knowing that he has been impregnated, he is desperately trying to return home to have the alien extricated?

He showed me some pictures from the set. There is a huge silver bust of the engineers head, it is approximately 15m high. It appears that the engineer is sort of leader of a civilisation and there is a cult around his personality and his alien creations, this is probably due to the fact that he has mastered the technology that continues to provide the resource requirements of his home world. I also saw a picture of the actor who plays the engineer in what appeared to be some sort of cryo-chamber.

As interesting as this sounds, it is just a rumor. So, we will have to wait for official confirmation, but it certainly sounds plausible and is definitely within the established canon of the previous Alien movies. But, like all rumors, be sure to take it with a grain of salt.

What do you think?

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People have been wondering since news broke on an ‘Alien’ prequel about what the plot will be about? Well wait no further, plot details were recently leaked on this upcoming Ridley Scott film. Be warned, if you wanna wait till the film comes out then don’t read any further, SPOILERS AHEAD:

The script tells of the space jockeys traveling from planet to planet and terraforming them. The process is essentially transforming a planet where living beings can exist.

The aliens are used by the space jockeys (known as “Growers” in the script) in their terraforming process as some sort of biological tools. They usually don’t develop into the creatures that we know, but do so during the latest effort.

The space jockeys are holding two human slave farmers captive. They are named Fin and Karik and are forced (via mind control) to engage in sexual activity. The twist: they’re both male (Churches be warned).

The idea behind the man-on-man action is apparently that the growers want their human slaves to breed. They have no idea about human genders (You think they would have studied) as they are a single sex race and so things get a little confused.

The signature alien won’t appear until the latter half of the film when it fully develops.

There will be a spaceship crew, consisting of a black female named Oliver, similar to Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) from “Aliens.” And another female crew member named Truks, who Gemma Arterton (of Clash of the Titans) is rumored to play.

Ridley Scott has met with Lance Henriksen (Aliens’ Bishop) to appear in the film.

The editor calls the film a hard science fiction, part psychological drama.

There you have it, a special glimpse into what will be coming (in 3D) to screens by the end of 2011 or 2012. Yet, with the film’s production currently on an indefinite hold, thanks to budget issues between Scott and 20th Century Fox, will we see this before it’s too late?

What do you think about what ‘Alien’ has is store? Good? Bad? Full of more crap then Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem? Let’s hear what you have to say.

Via: Comic Book Movie

Ridley Scott on Alien Prequels

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Ridley Scott, the director of the original Alien movie, has been slowly releasing more and more information regarding the prequels to his highly successful film franchise. It appears that Scott has been planning these for a very long time, and has a lot in store for the first of the 3D prequels (yes, there will be more than one).

Luckily for us, Scott knows his fans, and has been releasing information slowly over the past year. In an interview with MTV in April, he divulged quite a bit of information regarding his forthcoming movies.

Scott: It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair … And our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says “There’s been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?” I’m basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I’m explaining who the space jockeys were.

MTV: And is the Weyland-Yutani company in existence at this point?

Scott: It’s Weyland. Weyland hasn’t joined Yutani yet, so they go and see Weyland. [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.

In a more recent interview with The Independent, Ridley Scott, in between musing about his career, gave a few more details regarding the movie, which is set to be released late 2011 or early 2012.

The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?

The prequels will finally explain the mysterious and infamous "Space jockey"

The prequels will finally explain the mysterious and infamous "Space Jockey"