Comic-Con ’11: The ‘Prometheus’ Ship Lives to Tell PG-13 Story

Some disturbing news out of the ongoing Fox panel in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con. Director Ridley Scott shot a video introduction from the set of Prometheus, the still unconfirmed Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott and Ben Foster.

The biggest disappointment out of the panel is that the film is apparently PG-13 but Scott hinted they are covering their asses with more extreme material and do what’s right for the film in the end. He says it is not hindering the movie and that he wants “to scare the shit out of you.” As for the Alien connection, this is all he had to share: “It has the DNA of the original ‘Alien’ that’s it. Everything else is completely original.

The thousands of fans were then treated to the first ever footage, as described by Andrew Kasch beyond the break.
“We see bursts of crew members on spaceship that looks much like the Nostromo … We see hypersleep chambers.

Intercut with footage of crew in space suits exploring Giger-esque caverns including a platform that looks like the place where the Space Jockey is. Lots of strange pods are laid out.

Michael Fassbender in a lab exploring some goopy alien material.

Charlize Theron screams “Get back!” and blasts a man with a flamethrower.

Asthetically and design wise it looks exactly like the original Alien. Definitely in the same universe. Scott teased the crowd that in the final minutes of the movie, a big question leftover from Alien is going to be answered. He also teased that there might be one android on the crew.

More footage details:

Charlize practically naked doing pushups

Lots of crew members screaming

A guy in a space suit is sucked back into a tunnel

Weird alien markings on cave wall.”

There you have it! Prometheus arrives in theaters on June 8th, 2012.