This Friday marks the premiere of the much anticipated Alien prequel(sort of), Prometheus. Alien is Ridley Scott’s enduring sci-fi horror film, that still freaks out viewers over 30 years later. Prometheus is based in the same universe as Alien, but it’s not a direct prequel. Ridley Scott describes it as having “strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak”, but it’s going to explore it’s own mythology and ideas (aka you can watch it without having seen Alien).
Prometheus is set in the late 21st century, were humanity thinks they may have discovered the origins of humanity. The crew of the spaceship
Prometheus follows a ancient star map found in some ancient ruins on Earth. Of course everything turns out really badly and the screaming and dying is sure to start after all the ‘ohhs’ and ‘ahhs’ over their discoveries. Prometheus boasts such talents such as Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender (I tempted to see it just for him) along with a fairly epic looking movie trailer.
If you want to catch up on all things Alien make sure to check out the other films. Alien movie marathon anyone?