Then a swerve occurred that no one was expecting: the Alien prequel strayed from its source material and became an original story. The new sci-fi film is entitled Prometheus.
“While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.”
— Ridley Scott
Actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) who was to star in the prequel will star in Prometheus.
Others have mentioned that it’s a bold move by Fox to greenlight an original sci-fi film as opposed to sticking with a project that has a strong franchise behind it, and it’s true. Studios usually stick with what’s safe.
With a few notable, original films in the past year; hopefully Prometheus furthers ushering in originality with studios.