New Prometheus image arrives

And the Space Jockey is involved once more

Another production still has been released from Prometheus, with Noomi Rapace looking awe-struck once more as she stares into the middle distance at something out of shot.

However, the interesting part of this new snap is the pair of figures standing behind her, to the left of the frame. Yep, those are a pair of Space Jockey suits lurking in the shadows there. At least, we think they’re just suits…

The new image arrives in tandem with an interview given by screenwriter Damon Lindelof to the LA Times, in which he reveals a little more about the overall feel of the film.

“The movie is definitely epic in its scope,” says Lindelof. “One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed Lawrence Of Arabia.”

“We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces,” continues the former Lost writer. “That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.”

We’re getting more excited about this one by the day. Prometheus will open in the UK on 1 June 2012.

What are your theories as to the involvement of the Space Jockey? Share them with us, below.


    • FBJWatling

      Jan 17th 2012, 1:17

      A little search around the web brought up these tidbits of information I haven't found elsewhere. Alien artifacts found at archaeological digs in Africa reveal that humans were actually genetically engineered by aliens. Among some of the finds, were the coordinates to this "Alien God's" home word, to Paradise. Weyland Corp launches a spaceship, known as PROMETHEUS and his crew to meet their makers. Upon arrival, the crew are greeted and transported further into a terrifying yet fascinating world. As a reward, these Alien Gods share their knowledge in bio-based technologies with the humans. But one of the crew steals the "bio-source code", the technology that started it all, the power to make Gods and humans equal. Being unable to accept the fact, the Alien Gods unleash a bio-weapon, against the humans. But the tables turn and it is used against the makers, giving birth to a smarter, bigger, more blood-thirsty creature. And now, the crew is left with the task to make it out safely, before all hell breaks loose.

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    • FBJWatling

      Jan 17th 2012, 1:41

      POTENTIAL SPOILER!! Expanding on the theory above Check out the potential plot outline below, from io9: Earth. Year 2058. Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that suggest humans were genetically engineered by an advanced alien race (space jockeys). These “Alien Gods” also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations. Amongst finds are coordinates to the Alien Gods’ home-world, to Paradise. Months later, the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship Prometheus and its crew, into deep space to make first contact. Thanks to faster than light travel, a few years later the Prometheus enters the Zeta Riticuli star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported further into space to a scary yet fascinating world. The Alien Gods are proud of their “children”, their first creation to reach such levels of intelligence. As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based technologies with the humans. But for one crew member of the Prometheus it’s not enough. In a treacherous act he steals the “bio-source code” to Terraforming, a technology at the origin of all Gods’ power, that could make humans equal to the gods. The Alien Gods may be scientists, but are also ruthless conquerors, destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals. They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, a creature used to “clean up” worlds before colonization. But something goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breed of gut-eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of Paradise. What’s left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed planet. On their trail a survivor is an Alien God in very familiar ship with one ultimate mission: Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.

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