This, I am excited to report for several reasons. Fox has locked March 09 2012 as the release date for Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel, “Prometheus”. The Alien franchise (minus Alien resurrection and those horrid AVP films) is one of my favorite science fiction properties.
Early speculation is that the new film(s) will center around the Space Jockey, the mysterious seated figure discovered by the crew of the Nostromo aboard the derelict alien spacecraft in the first ‘Alien’ film. That figure, in addition to the titular creature, was based on the work of H.R. Giger. Although the film will not specifically be centered around the classic “xenomorph” fans should recognize Alien’s DNA in the new project. [Read more…]