Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Alien elements confirmed for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
From denofgeek, You probably know the story so far. Ridley Scott's upcoming science fiction movie Prometheus, due out in the summer of 2012, was originally the long-mooted Alien prequel. But with the Alien movies not equally box office gold of late (and with Predators failing to inspire sufficient confidence, too, in its box office returns), Fox moved away from spending nine figures on a franchise sequel, and has instead gambled on a standalone film.
But it's a standalone film that will still be intrinsically linked to the Alien franchise, and more details as to just how have been revealed.
The Alien prequel was set to pick up the story of the space jockey that we see in the original movie, and that's the tale that Prometheus will be following, too. Furthermore, Sky Movies is quoting an insider (and its sources have been good on the project) as saying, "I've had further confirmation that the Space Jockey creature is definitely in Prometheus and has been built as an eight foot animatronic."
Furthermore, said insider also revealed, "I've also had it confirmed that HR Giger is working on the project but only in an advisory capacity. By the way, people are going to be in for a shock when they sit down to watch Prometheus and there's an enormous semi-human head piloting a spaceship."
In effect, it's a movie that's not a direct Alien prequel, but is set in the Alien universe, then.
The film is in pre-production now, ahead of its shoot later this year. And a June 2012 release date has been earmarked.