'Prometheus' Poster: Who Says This Isn't an 'Alien' Prequel?

'Prometheus' Poster: Who Says This Isn't an 'Alien' Prequel?

Dec 14, 2011

After bootlegged trailers and fuzzy set photos, it's nice to get something "official" on Ridley Scott's Prometheus ... even if it is just a shadowy one-sheet that, let's be honest, blatantly evokes the earlier films. (Is Fox still not calling this film a prequel?) We have a dark figure with a flashlight standing beneath an ominous-looking hole of some sort ... I bet there's a face-hugger in there. So here's the poster (courtesy of Shock Till You Drop; go there for a larger version), side-by-side with the original Alien poster to display their similarities:

If I sound a little dismissive of this film, I do apologize. It's just that the original Alien is my very favorite film -- and I really don't love the idea of learning where the darn "space jockey" came from. It was a great visual touch in the first film, and I'm very cynical about any film that focuses on the pre-history of this material. Then again, Ridley Scott *did* direct the Alien flick I love so very much, so perhaps my cautious nature will be rewarded by a stellar surprise. We'll find out on June 8th.

What do you think of the poster?

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