Fox has done a pretty good job of keeping the lid on Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. Of course, everything will likely be known a month before the film opens, but for now: mystique! The movie still indirectly ties in to Alien by exploring the mystery of the Space Jockey (the giant dead creature found by the crew of the Nostromo in the first act). Says Scott:
Yeah, so there you have that… I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was, and why was he there? What was all that about? I sat thinking about this for a while and thought, “Well, there’s a story! And the other four [films] missed it!” So, here it is.
Hit the jump for more on what he had to say about the prequel/not-a-prequel, and why he removed the famous xenomorphs from the equation. Prometheus opens June 8, 2012 and stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Michael Fassbender.
It’s actually “The beginning of time”. But I think we’ve got it right… [laughter] So, it will be a pretty good beginning of time.
If you’re doing “The beginning of time”, there will be the inevitable comparison to The Tree of Life, but I doubt Prometheus will be spending 20-30 minutes to showing it.
Scott also says that H.R. Giger has provided some murals that will appear in the movie “in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we’re gonna go.” But don’t expect Giger’s most famous design, the xenomorph, to show up. Scott explains why:
They squeezed it dry. He (the xenomorph) did very well. (He laughs) He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!
Scott neglected the mention that he saw the xenomorph working the concession stand. It’s a slow economy and chest-bursting doesn’t pay the bills like it used to.