New Prometheus Rumors Suggest Major Alien Ties, Return Of The Space Jockey

Have your fistful of salt at the ready while we dig into the latest rumor about Prometheus, Ridley Scott's next film that was once known as an Alien prequel and now isn't, except maybe it is anyway? Even though the production is quickly assembling a cast that includes Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, precious little information about the actual plot has leaked, and it's entirely likely that whatever leaks we do here are part of deliberate misinformation campaigns, kind of like what the team behind The Dark Knight Rises is doing to keep us in the dark over there.

So with all that said… Market Saw has gotten some secondhand details from one of their most trusted sources about what to expect from the film. Honestly it's a lot along the lines of what we've heard already-- it's an epic scope, it deals with the Alien universe in some direct and indirect ways, it may or may not involve the Space Jockey-- and it's written in such a cryptic way it's hard to glean any specific details. Here's one paragraph as an example of what I'm talking about:

The story is a very closely guarded secret in Hollywood, and while it is not a direct prequel "officially" it has more than just passing ties towards the Alien saga's canon. You will have all the things that worked in the Alien canon, and very new and fresh and some controversial ideas presented, sexuality is dealt with quite directly. There may even be a robot or two. And the ship, which I am told is the current titles name, Prometheus. Highly original, both in concept and design I hear.

You can head over to Market Saw to read more, though like I said, don't invest too much in seeing any of these details coming to light in the film. Prometheus is slated for release less than a year from now, on March 9, 2012, so it at least won't be that long a wait for all to be revealed.

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend