[UPDATE FROM COMIC-CON: Fox confirms that footage from PROMETHEUS will debut during the studio’s panel event, occurring now from 3:15-4:30pm in Hall H. FilmEdge will share any footage Fox makes available when it is cleared, so stay tuned.]
It’s smallish and low-resolution, but here’s your first look at the debut official photo from director Ridley Scott‘s upcoming ALIEN franchise prequel story, PROMETHEUS, scheduled to arrive in theaters June 8, 2012.
FilmEdge awaits official confirmation on which character is in the spacesuit, but so far the odds-on favorite guess is actress Noomi Rapace — apparently it’s already confirmed that the character shown is female.
Fans of Scott’s original ALIEN shocker from 1979 will note a great similarity between this image and the stormy, debris-littered environment of moon of Acheron (later designated as LV-426) where the Nostromo crew discovered the Derelict ship after receiving its distress beacon signal. Of course, inside that ship eggs were discovered and one birthed the Facehugger creature which planted an Alien embryo inside Kane, which later emerged and grew into the Xenomorph creature terrorizing the Nostromo crew.
The events of PROMETHEUS take place well before the era of the Nostromo’s discovery on Acheron, approximately thirty years before the time of Scott’s original ALIEN.
Current official PROMETHEUS plot synopsis:
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.
PROMETHEUS is currently in production with Ridley Scott directing a script by Damon Lindelof and John Spaihts. The cast includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Sean Harris, Idris Elba, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Lucy Hutchinson and Ben Foster.
Learn more details at the official website: http://www.prometheus-movie.com/