Movie That’s Not an ‘Alien’ Prequel to Feature Iconic ‘Alien’ Character

Remove your forehead from your palm. Apparently one of the strains of DNA from Alien making its way into Prometheus is the Space Jockey. That makes more sense than it should considering that the original script idea was focused solely on the character.

According to Screen Rant, the icon will be brought to living, breathing status by H.R. Giger (and will be 8-feet-tall and practical). The movie also comes complete with a giant, partially human head piloting a space craft.

Does that mean Ridley Scott is teaming with Cheech and Chong? One can only hope.

One take on this, which I’m borrowing from Brian Salisbury, is that creating this vision of the Space Jockey steals the mysterious impact of the character’s appearance in the first film. It’s a good point, and it’s still unclear how much desire there is to see that character on screen in the first place. What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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