Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” – an “Alien” prequel cloaked in original film attire (We at least know know that the last few minutes of the film apparently sets up the events of 1979′s “Alien”, so that’s how the film’s are connected; you might also recognize a familiar set piece in one of the pics below) – would have to be one of the more exciting releases of 2012. Next to “Tekken 2″, of course. And that “Baby Geniuses” sequel with Jon Voight. But I digress, it looks cool. With Scott back at the helm of a science-fiction film – one that’s penned by “Lost” alum Damon Lindelof – that boats such names as Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Wilson, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba, we’d be surprised if it didn’t look slick.
And as disappointing as it is that Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley isn’t appearing, let alone Paul Reiser’s slimy corporate alien meal, I think the footage screened at Comic-Con and now these images, published in EW (via Dread Central), are enough to forgive the came gods for their oversight.
Click the thumbs to blow those snazzy scans up!