January 28, 2011

RUMOR: Xenomorphs & Space Jockey Are In Prometheus

Recently 20th Century Fox announced that Ridley Scott's Prometheus was going to be set in the Alien universe but won't be the prequel they originally planned. We all assumed that the Xenomorphs (aliens) and the Space Jockey would be axed from the film. Now there is word from Sky (via HeyUGuys) that the sets being currently built at Pinewood Studios recreates the original Space Jockey set from Alien. They also allude to the quote from the press release that referred to "Alien DNA" being literal. The original thought the DNA talk meant it would use elements from the film but not the actual alien. Of course this could turn out to be false but it sounds promising if true.

“They’ve built the ‘space jockey’ cockpit at Pinewood as seen in the original Alien film, so it definitely takes place in the same world as Alien”

“Despite that press release that seemed to indicate there were no aliens in the movie, the familiar HR Giger-style aliens do appear. Big ones apparently.”

“Part of the film will be shot in Morocco. I’ve heard that some sort of archaeological dig where they discover alien DNA takes place there and that DNA gives them the coordinates for an alien world. I’ve also heard Morocco is being used for alien planet landscapes so I’m not sure if it’s an archaeological dig on another planet.”

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