Why do I bring this up? Well because Clint over at Moviehole recently opened up a big ol' can of worms with an answer he proposed in a recent question and answer article. Here's the question: "You keep saying this “Alien” prequel is still an “Alien” prequel – of some sort. What do you mean?"
And here's the answer:
"Look, it’s guesswork but everything we’ve heard up till this point – even from the actors in the film – suggest it’s still very much a prequel to the original film. Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite an “Alien” prequel and ultimately handed in a film that didn’t much resemble one. So does this mean there’s no nods or references in the script to anything from Ridley’s 1979 film? Not at all; In fact, many have said they’ve already seen concept designs and sets being built that look awfully familiar. So why the change of title, press release (to say “it’s no longer Alien”) and misinformation campaign? I’d say it’s got a lot to do with “Alien 3″ – despite the title, it wasn’t an “Alien” movie and audiences responded accordingly. I’m guessing “Prometheus” is going to be littered with links to the first “Alien” but, like Fincher’s artysy convict caper, it’s also going to be so tonally different and be much more of a character piece than “Alien” (or “Aliens”) fans would like. Fox don’t want to make the same mistake again. Maybe once the early reviews start coming out, and if they’re favourable, Rothman might advise the marketing department to add “Alien” into the title, i.e “Alien : Prometheus”. Again, just a guess. Even if that guess is wrong, the “Alien” series will continue – in another form. I don’t know much, but I’ve heard whispers that sequels (to the original quadrilogy – Ripley’s story) might be back on the cards; the whole ‘Alien Planet’ idea is still very much something everyone over at Fox and Scott Free are interested in. You ain’t see the last of Facehugger."
I don't know about the rest of you but it definitely sounds like Clint knows what he's talking about. At least a hell of a lot more than most of that other he-said, she-said crap we usually have to hear about. It definitely sounds legit but alas it's all words on a screen until something actually gets put into motion.
What says you guys? You think there's any truth to what Clint is spinning? Do you even care anymore? Spit some bullets below to let us know what's up and be sure to keep it here for anything and everything ALIEN/PROMETHEUS that comes our way!
PROMETHEUS star Charlize Theron