Ridley Scott's next film "Prometheus" will have a strong link to his 1979 film "Alien" after all, according to Sky Movies.
Damon Lindelof ("Lost") is penning the sci-fi script based on an idea from Scott and an initial draft by Jon Spaihts. With the latest draft, Lindelof has morphed the scope of the project into an ambitious direction.
And a Sky Movies source recently revealed the classic creatures from the original film are in "Prometheus" and are a key component of the plot.
"They've built the 'space jockey' cockpit at Pinewood as seen in the original 'Alien' film; so it definitely takes place in the same world as 'Alien,'" the source said.
Scott had also hinted in a recent interview that fans “will recognize strands of 'Alien's' DNA."
Part of the film will be shot in Morocco, according to the source. Apparently the story involves an archaeological dig that reveals the alien DNA and the coordinates to an alien world.
Starring Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), "Prometheus" is set for a June 8, 2012 release from Fox.
Scott had been molding an "Alien" prequel for the last two years and had begun looking at actors for the project last summer. Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) is the latest to sign aboard. Other stars who may land a role in the prequel include Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Arteron and James Franco.
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