We’re not entirely sure just how much of a prequel to Alien Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus will be, but being that H.R. Giger is still involved, there’s hope!
20th Century Fox has set a new date for the film, which now stars Dragon Tattoo leading lady Noomi Rapace (pictured right) as “Elizabeth Shaw”. Look for it to hit theatres on June 8th, 2012, three months later than originally announced.
The initial draft of the script was written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) from Ridley’s idea. Damon Lindelof (“Lost”, Star Trek) and Scott have since been working together on the current version, which has expanded the story into new directions. We hear they were instructed to “go off and come up with what they want” using the ‘Alien DNA’. Though story details are being closely guarded, Ridley explained the outlines of the film and its genesis as follows: “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
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