Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel is Now Called Prometheus

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Remember all those news we’ve been posting about Ridley Scott’s long-awaited return to the “Alien” franchise with a prequel or two? Well he’s still doing it. Sort of. Except now 20th Century Fox has officially changed the name from “Alien” to … “Prometheus”, after the ship that will be heavily featured in the movie, and Noomi Rapace has officially boarded the film as Elizabeth Shaw, the female lead.

“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,” says Scott, “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.”

“In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots,” adds Damon Lindelof, who worked with Scott to rewrite an original draft by Jon Spaihts, “I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie. It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects. When I sat in a movie theater as a kid, feet raised off the floor for fear that something might grab my ankles, I never dreamed in my wildest imagination I would one day get to collaborate with the man responsible for it. Working alongside him has been nothing short of a dream come true.”

So what, no more Space Jockeys?

“Prometheus” takes flight March 9, 2012.

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  • Nate Bliss

    first

  • Nathanblissitte

    I’m sort of happy about this……. and then i’m sort of not. On one hand, I was hoping that Ridley would bring credible life back to the Alien films, but I’m extremely more supportive of something that’ll be like nothing we’ve ever seen before, if thats what they’re really doing. It would be nice to know that in this day and age of crap, that a whole new world can be created and actually be good. Hopefully, this is the right direction to go in.

  • Brian

    I enjoy Ridley Scott’s work immensely, but this working with Damon Lindelof makes me wonder if he’s starting to suffer from old age. The fact that a major part behind Lost is working with such an incredible director is an extreme disappointment! That brings my interest to a minimum for this project.

  • Brian

    I enjoy Ridley Scott’s work immensely, but this working with Damon Lindelof makes me wonder if he’s starting to suffer from old age. The fact that a major part behind Lost is working with such an incredible director is an extreme disappointment! That brings my interest to a minimum for this project.

  • Brian

    I enjoy Ridley Scott’s work immensely, but this working with Damon Lindelof makes me wonder if he’s starting to suffer from old age. The fact that a major part behind Lost is working with such an incredible director is an extreme disappointment! That brings my interest to a minimum for this project.

  • Elias

    This should be fantastic. I think the first three Alien movies were awesome, and so if the fourth was not all that great, I think it’ll make Scott all the more anxious to really blow everyone away this time around. As a DISH Network customer/employee I have that Logitech Revue with Google TV and after having just bought copy of the book “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” for my brother’s upcoming birthday, I decided as a fan of the books, to switch over to the Netflix app and get the original movies with Noomi Rapace in them…THAT lead me to searching out Noomi to see what else she’s been in or has coming up, and that lead me here. That’s why I love Google TV so much…I can shop online, do my bills, my Netflix, watch TV and search the web all from the comfort of my couch, and all on a 52″ HD TV…a little better than my computer monitor! Either way I can’t wait to see this new entry into the Alien canon.