Twentieth Century Fox today announced that the new ‘Alien prequel’ to be directed by Ridley Scott will be called Prometheus, and is due for release on March 9th 2012. Things have changed somewhat since the original ‘spacejockey’ concept. Sez Scott:
“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.”
No word yet on HR Giger’s role in all this.