It is a film that started out as an 'Alien' prequel, but over time according to the writers, became 'an original story'. The film is Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' which stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender and is written by 'Lost' co-creator Damon Lindelof. It is Ridley Scott's first sci-fi movie since 1982's 'Blade Runner' starring Harrison Ford.

The big question since it was announced that 'Prometheus' is not a prequel to Scott's first sci-fi classic 'Alien', is "What is this film about?" The plot has been the biggest mystery in film this year. According to Michael Fassbender, the film "is absolutely connected to 'Alien', there is a definite connecting vein". Damon Lindelof has also claimed it will be a prequel to the Alien films but follow a different story, stating "a true prequel should essentially precede the events of the original film, but be about something entirely different, feature different characters, have an entirely different theme, although it takes place in that same world. That was my fundamental feeling about what this movie wanted to be".

Now they have released production stills which even prove more that it is indeed connected to 'Alien'. The following contain spoilers, the picture above shows actor Idris Elba wearing a Weiland-Yutani shirt, which is the company in the Alien series. Also, in the stills below, there is a creature the crew is investigating which looks like a space jockey, the creature in the ship in the first Alien movie. The face looks like something from H.R. Giger's 'Necronomicon'.



Could those be alien eggs?




That looks like a space jockey to me.

Prometheus will be released on June 8, 2012 in 3D. The first trailer will be out in either January or February of 2012. This film is one of the most anticipated films of 2012 according to me. For more info about the movie and more production stills, check out the official Prometheus Facebook page.

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