On Saturday night whilst watching Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (which is awesome by the way) I received a phone call from a highly trustworthy person who’d been having beers with a guy who worked on Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS and the chap had something to show him. That something was a couple of photographs of the early work on a head design for “the alien” in the forthcoming science fiction film.
This was described quite clearly several times by, let’s call him, Agent X, as the ‘alien’ which appears in the flick. The ‘DNA’ traces are very clear whether this is a new monster with human, xenomorph and Space Jockey mixed up together… who knows? Director Ridley Scott did talk about DNA regarding Prometheus and its relation to ALIEN. The insider also confirmed:
the creature featured in PROMETHEUS has been executed with very little CGI planned.”
On Sunday we put out a report about the description and now we’ve got the images. Hopefully we won’t get 20th Century Fox pissed off and sent one of those ‘take that down or we’ll sue you in the ass’ notices.
We don’t put out bullshit info. That’s not how we roll and we never run stories like this. It is info that came out of the blue and from an incredibly trustworthy person who really wouldn’t make the site look like a bunch of douches.
The image does look a bit like a Space Jockey but with some differences… the jutted out jaw looks very Xenomorph style and the top part of the skull screams ‘facehugger’.
Now a similar design does feature in the trailer (at 00.35 seconds, and looks like the head of the Space Jockey seen in ALIEN) but the one here is smaller, human-sized and designed specifically for an actor to wear and described as the face design for ‘the alien’. There’s that mysterious humanoid figure in the trailer at 0.44 seconds but it’s not clear enough to tell what its face looks like.
Prometheus will (chest)burst onto our screens from 8th June