With the wonderful HR Giger on board, and Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, the soon to be huge Michael Fassbender and Idris 'Stringer Bell' Elba starring amongst others, is anyone else reasonably excited to see Ridley's 2012 return to sci-fi after thirty odd years? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_(film) And now we have what sounds like fairly sound confirmation, that this is indeed, by any other name, an Alien prequel. http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/07/01/ridley-scotts-prometheus-logline-revealed/ The decision to market Prometheus as a 'stand alone' film was a good move IMO. In doing that, I believe Ridley has shed himself of the shackles with the box office driven franchise the Alien movies had become. I know Ridley has made some real duds of late, but fingers crossed he goes easy on the CGI, and instead ramps up the set and production design, and we get a movie that will end up standing alongside Ridley's 1979 original and James Cameron's 1986 sequel, Aliens. Teamed with the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, I dont think I have ever been this excited about an upcoming new year in cinema.