Ridley Scott unveils ‘Prometheus’ footage

Film to share 'Alien' DNA

Alien and Blade Runner director, Sir Ridley Scott, has revealed footage, as well as the first official image – see above – from his forthcoming science fiction/horror film, Prometheus.

At the Comic-Con in San Diego, Fox Studios held a panel with actress Charlize Theron and screenwriter Damon Lindelof to discuss the project, before Scott surprised everyone with a video showing the first look at his latest film.

Speaking via satellite to the Comic-Con crowd, Ridley Scott – pictured below – said:

What I want to do is scare the living shit out of you. It shares one piece of DNA with the original Alien in that it involves a civilisation that is home to some very uncivilised behaviour.

When pressed about the link between Prometheus and the Alien films he said:

There was something in the first of the Aliens that no one had ever asked the question about…I thought that could be the centre of what we’ve just completed.”


Before adding cryptically, “That said, that’s the only link to the original Alien. But in the last few minutes of the movie you’ll understand what I’m talking about.”

The footage itself shows a few trademark Alien shots, including Michael Fassbender playing with samples, a ground covered in what looks like alien eggs and Charlize Theron with a flame-thrower. Shots of the actress doing some naked push-ups also feature.

Alongside Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, the film will star Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Ben Foster.

Prometheus, which marks Ridley Scott‘s first foray into outer space since Alien, is due for release in the UK on June 1 2012.