Is anyone else excited about Prometheus?
For those who do not know it is a stand alone prequel to Alien and is directed by the original director of Alien, Sir. Ridley Scott.
It is a prequel since it takes place in the same universe as the Alien series, and involves the Company that Ripley worked for, Weyland-Yutani and their quest to find out the origin of humanity and colonize new planets.
The Space Jockey and the derelict spaceship from the first Alien film are going to be in it. The actual xenomorphs may or may not be in it, we have heard both things.
It seems like it is going to be a really high concept sci-fi film. It takes place like 30 years before Alien. It seems to support the ancient astronaut theory that humans were created or helped along the way by extra terrestrials. The trailer and viral marketing suggests that Peter Weyland, the CEO and founder of the Weyland Corporation wants to become a "god" so to speak.
Also in this film we will see the David android, the precursor to the Ash model android from Alien, Bishop from Aliens, and Call from Alien Resurrection.
It stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba.
HR Giger, the original creator of the Alien design is going to be making some stuff for this film too.
For more the official site has some cool viral marketing: https://www.weylandindustries.com/