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    OMG! ... I can't wait! (google it)

    Director Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox have finally announced an official title, release date and star for Scott's highly anticipated Alien prequel. There's just one thing ... it's NOT an Alien prequel anymore.

    According to Deadline, the film is now called Prometheus and is scheduled for a March 9, 2012, release, with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes 2) confirmed for the lead role of Elizabeth Shaw, as rumored for months. While the movie originally started development as a prequel to Scott's 1979 classic Alien, he now says that it has changed—with the help of screenwriter and Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof—into something completely different and wholly original.

    Scott said, "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."

    Lindelof, for his part, added, "In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots, I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley's vision was for this movie. It's daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects."

    Scott did start off with an Alien prequel script written by Jon Spaihts, and hinted vaguely that it would involve terraforming of other planets, human slaves and the backstory of the original film's dead alien astronaut, aka "the space jockey." But sometime after Lindelof came on board for a rewrite, the story morphed into something else entirely, although the filmmakers are not saying what the story is just yet. - [some syfy movie site]
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    Hmmm ... sounds interesting. Can't wait to see a trailer.

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    As a big Ridley Scott fan this sounds to me like even better news than had he ended up with an Alien prequel.



    (That said, the world needs more movies with Space Marines.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwynn_Maelstrom View Post
    (That said, the world needs more movies with Space Marines.)
    Especially ones that LIVE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladhiel View Post
    Especially ones that LIVE.
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    So it's not going to be aliens, but they will still use the name to generate hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosspring View Post
    So it's not going to be aliens, but they will still use the name to generate hype.
    Yeah, because motion picture companies don't put out trailers like THIS all the time or anything:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZHjv3ASfw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwynn_Maelstrom View Post
    But then he died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwynn_Maelstrom View Post
    As a big Ridley Scott fan this sounds to me like even better news than had he ended up with an Alien prequel.



    (That said, the world needs more movies with Space Marines.)
    Indeed, much love for Ridley Scott.

    I'll be looking forward to this film as well.

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    they're probably abandoning the Alien title saga because alien3 and alien resurrection were not that good, and the AVP movies were horrid... and they've kinda messed up the value of the nameplate.

    btw, Predators (with an 's') is actually really good, a worthy sequel to Predator and Predator II, totally unlike the avp ****

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    I didnt like Pred II and I dont even consider it a sequel but more like a bastard analogous to Alien 3 rofl

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    I noticed that the other day.
    I got my dad the blu-ray Alien boxset for his christmas, and me and my boyfriend decided to watch them (he's never seen them o: ). Anyway, I was reading through the little book you get with it and I noticed it said at the end of the introduction something along the lines of "this is nothing compared to what is to come in the upcoming prequel".

    Excited much
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    predator is a classic pred 2 was good aswell predators arguably the weakes of the three but still good . too bad the lead bad guy predator looked like samaiel from hellboy

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    ill go see this. the world needs more good Sci Fi. there is precious little of it on film . . .

    now when is a fantasy movie of Alien caliber getting made?
    this word you use . . . i do not think it means what you think it means.


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