What started off as a prequel to Alien supposedly changed over time in to a completely different project, that maybe shares some “DNA” with the 1979 sci-fi classic, but not much. When the trailer came out yesterady I think I have to call “BS” on these comments.
Now we know that everyone’s favourite xenomorph isn’t going to rear it’s drooling shiny dome in Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus‘, Scott’s made that crystal clear. But he does clearly feel there’s lots more to the ‘Alien‘ universe to explore, and while he and his cast have been keen to let us know that ‘Prometheus‘ will take place in the same universe as ‘Alien‘, the new trailer suggests that this is very much a prequel to the sci-fi classic. Lets take at look at the clues laid bare in the new footage:
The Title Card
First up that famous ‘Alien‘ title card is teased. This may only be for the trailer, but it’s an up front and in your face clue from Scott as to the nature of this movie. The Prometheus title reveals itself letter-by-letter just as the revered ‘Alien‘ title-card did back in 1979, the half planet motif is also echoed.
The Space Jockey
Now for the BIG clues, namely that space jockey chap. First up the crew of Prometheus are scanning something that looks suspiciously like the space jockey’s helmet/skull.., take a look.
And what about this:
Here it is brightened up to better show off the “space jockey” suits/Noomi Rapace’s Keanu Reeves face.
Eagle eyed fans over at AVP Galaxy noticed a bald headed being in what looks like a biomechanical outfit under the “S” in the ‘Prometheus’ title in the trailer. Can this be Space Jockey’s true form? Look closely at his head and notice he resembles the face of the “God” monument the crew comes across in the ampule room shown in the official movie poster and trailers:
The Derelict Crashed Space-Ship
Speaking of the crashed space-craft that featured heavily in ‘Alien‘ and ‘Aliens‘, here it is.., crashing.
So undeniable facts that this is not just a film which takes part in the same fictional universe as ‘Alien‘ but rather this takes place on the very same planet (LV-462 as James Cameron would later name it) and the very same location. The big question now is when it takes place in relation to ‘Alien‘ and why oh why if we’re seeing everything else will we not see the famous creature?
Saying that, Scott said no xenomorph, he didn’t say anything about the eggs or facehuggers.
Speaking of Facehuggers/Chestburster:
We can’t exactly see who it his but based on the image above we can assume that some kind of experiment is going to take place. Just look at the state of Noomi Rapace/Elizabeth Shaw:
Oh and if you were in any further doubt that this is an Alien prequel, take a look at that end title card.., produced by Walter Hill and David Giler who legally must be titled as producers on any and all Alien movies (including the crappy AVP films).., in this case likely to be because of ‘characters based on those from the movie Alien‘ type deal.
And what to say about our favorite Corporation?
With their logo branded all over the vehicles, equipment and Idris Elba’s t-shirt in trailer, it strongly suggests that Ridley Scott plans on keeping the theme that humanity’s worst enemy is often itself.
As you can see from the shots above and from the trailer below , Prometheus won’t be taking anyone to their happy place. We’ve got faces boiling, people screaming, ships doing scary ship things, people leaping off ledges and Noomi being sucked out of an airlock.
Someone, please, make the bad man (or woman, or alien?) stop!
Are you excited about “Prometheus”, do you think it will live up to the “Alien” that we all love and care about? Let us know!
The film will focus on a mythology within the Alien universe. Set in the late-21st century, Prometheus will explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race responsible for the origins of modern humans on Earth, as well as the background of the Alien creature which made its first appearance in the 1979 film.
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Prometheus is scheduled for release in the USA on June 8, 2012 through 20th Century Fox. The film will be simultaneously released inIMAX theaters in 3D
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