Some lucky mo-fos have gotten to see a bunch of Prometheus footage in what sounds like a sizzle reel comprising of most of the film’s first half an hour.
The UK’s The Telegraph has the report that’s mostly spoiler free outside of describing Noomi Rapace’s character as “The Ripley” Michael Fassbender as “the Ash” and Charlize Theron and her naked pushups as “the Badass.”
The most interesting tidbit involves the inception for Prometheus, which Ridley Scott himself has said was to answer questions about the Space Jockey. We’d already heard this movie starts on a trip to LV – 223 (not LV – 426, the planet that causes all the hubbub in the first Alien), but now we’re getting a better idea from Scott about when Prometheus connects to it’s other DNA:
For Scott the starting-point – how the big bone creature from Alien came to be there – became less and less important as the new movie took over, or, as he says, “adjusted itself into much larger questions”. The origin story ended up “barely in its DNA” – the last seven minutes provide the link. He worked on it design-first, persuading Fox to spend some money blueprinting the entire visual scheme of the film before a script was green-lit.
My emphasis on DNA is 100% because I think this movie is literally about a special brand of DNA. Scott’s been hinting at the DNA line since the project’s inception.