It wasn’t long ago that Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) announced that he was undertaking an “Alien Prequel” in the form of a movie or two. The idea was to further mine his vision of the Alien story line prior to the first encounter from back in 1979. After getting rolling Scott began to confuse the public with discussions on how the movie was taking a very different bent and maybe what he was coming up with wasn’t going to be so much about Alien after all, but it’s own thing.
Now a trailer is out for Prometheus, which hits in June, and if you look at the visuals, the ships, the way the title reveals itself – it certainly smells like Alien.
And that’s a good thing.
- ‘Prometheus’ Trailer Teases ‘Alien’ Style Sci-Fi Horror (screenrant.com)
- Prometheus trailer shows Alien prequel in everything but name (arstechnica.com)