Los Angeles (January 14, 2011) __ Twentieth Century Fox announced today that Ridley Scott
will direct PROMETHEUS, an original science fiction epic, for worldwide release on March 9,
2012. The initial draft of the script was written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) from Scott'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.
Story details are being closely guarded so as not to spoil surprises for moviegoers, but Scott
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."
If HR Giger is still onboard with this as he was supposedly with the Alien prequel, then I will get excited. Hopefully this sci-fi epic will be a return to form by Scott.
Edited by azatoth, 20 May 2017 - 01:32 AM.