Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel Is No Longer an Alien Prequel, Except That It Still Is


?Huh? From Deadline:

First, it started out as an Alien Prequel. But then it morphed into something “more original”, an insider tells us — even though Hollywood kept referring to the project as “The Alien Prequel” right up until today when Twentieth Century Fox officially announced the new Ridley Scott production as Prometheus is now bound for worldwide release on March 9th, 2012. Returning to science fiction filmmaking for the first time since Blade Runner,
Scott will direct this epic. …

The initial draft of the script was written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) from Ridley’s idea. Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek)
and Scott have since been working together on the current version which
has expanded the story into new directions. We hear they were
instructed to “go off and come up with what they want” using the ‘Alien
DNA’. Though story details are being closely guarded, Ridley explained
the outlines of the film and its genesis as follows: “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. 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.”

Okay. Let me summarize this:

? The movie started as an Alien prequel.
? Now it’s not.
? Except that it’s set in the same universe as Alien.
? And takes place before it.


?Well. It should make a great double feature with the Wolverine sequel that’s totally not a Wolverine sequel. (Via First Showing)