The new issue of Entertainment Weekly includes an article about the upcoming Alien prequel (or whatever the heck it is) Prometheus. I have to admit that, despite my better judgment, I'm actually very interested in this film. Ridley Scott is a very hit or miss director in my opinion, which is why I was wary when I started hearing rumors a few years ago that he was, in one way or another, returning to the universe of his 1979 sci-fi class, Alien, about which I've gushed on innumerable occasions on this blog.
I'm still wary. I have come to loathe prequels, reboots, and re-imaginings, especially when they are made decades after the originals. But I'd dearly love to see something good done with or in the style of the original Alien. This still, along with others, gives me hope that it'll at least be esthetically pleasing, if nothing else. There's definitely a '70s sci-fi vibe to this image and I like that. (The actors are still too obviously attractive, though, but that's Hollywood for you). Even if the movie stinks, it might have some nice visuals I can use as inspiration for Thousand Suns.