I am sure that so many of you will have sat watching the long anticipated trailer for this new RIDLEY SCOTT science fiction film with stunned awe. There certainly are many, many questions which it creates, put forward and teases us with. Which is probably a good thing.
This is RIDLEY SCOTT, not just another science fiction movie by just another director; but one of the great living legends who gave us at least two of the most very influential profound amazing films of the science fiction genre ever.
Many people all over are rapidly debating just how much real connection to the ALIENS films there will be, and now finally it does seem to be quite a lot. Not that it would be all bad if there was simply no connecting themes, imagery, characters or else. But it seems so, and the thing is that this is the ALIENS series we are discussing, which has a very pasionate loyal following and influence in the world of science fiction.
Of course, many had hoped or dreamed for years that SCOTT might return to the series to produce a sequel better than most that had been released, but it coulnot be that straight forward. Over the years there have been countless offshoot graphic novel and paperback tales involving similar charcaters and always the infamous alien xenomorphs. There have been more than plenty of stories to adapt or take inspiration from and here we have now the strange mysterious PROMETHEUS. It is only a short but potent trailer, powerful like those of the original film, but it does offer us hints at numerous way this new entry will possibly be one of the most creative prequel films made so far.
One point worth considering is though that a strength of the aliens films was in the dark, terrifying mystery of the beasts themsleves. Might this new film reveal just too much? I would like to think that RIDLEY SCOTT judges a story, even a dark science fiction story; very well. Then again, we now have around six versions of BLADE RUNNER, including a director’s cut. The wait will be over soon, PROMETHEUS will rise.