Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is the movie I am most excited for this summer. Ever since I was old enough to tie my own shoe-laces I have been a fan of the Alien films. I remember playing with the Kenner designed action figures from the Aliens series while Scott’s Alien played on my TV. The toys were loosely based on the characters in James Cameron’s installment along with a diverse offering of unique aliens but didn’t quite capture the essence of what was in the movie.
Being in my early twenties my passion for the Alien series somewhat faded by the sub par attempts at an AVP (Alien Versus Predator) merger. What made Alien, Aliens, and even Alien 3 so captivating is that they were set in the future where even the most advance technology and weaponry could not protect us for the savage nature of the xenomorphs. But now I zest to bite into some sci-fi/horror greatness again because of the brilliant marketing of Prometheus.
For those living in isolation and have not heard, Ridley Scott is returning to the sci-fi/horror genre he created. Collider.com provided official synopsis and it is as follows:
“Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”
Prometheus is staged to occur prior to the 1979 classic and not even feature Sigourney Weaver of the alien/xenomorph we have grown to love. But need not worry for there are still a lot of consistent elements. The main staple connect the film is the devious intention of Weyland Industries that put discovery ahead of the lively hood of their crew or staff. And part of having Weyland involved means one definite thing, an android (very human-like robot). Check out Michael Fassbender as Prometheus’ android, David:
So if there is no xenomorph, what is there to make this a horror movie on top of its sci-fi setting? Those who are well versed in Scott’s Alien, will remember when crew finds the carcass of a much larger other worldly being/creature. Ridley Scott named this as a “Space Jockey.” Currently it is uncertain the spacey jockey role but a fan can dream about the possibilities. Here is a picture of the deceased space jockey from Alien:
Now a lot of my information for the upcoming Prometheus is from Collider.com. So if you are looking for developing news and footage, definitely check them out. What I stated above a merely a brief footnote of what’s out there about the film. I am sure I will be posting again about it.
Lastly here is a video from a press conference in Paris featuring director Ridley Scott and stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Noomi Rapace talking about Prometheus: