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UPDATED!! Is This A Piece Of Space Jockey Concept Art From Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS??

Published at: April 1, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST by merrick

 

Not surprisingly, AvPGalaxy has admitted that the art below is, indeed, an April Fool's Day joke.

 

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Merrick here...

OK...so...

Harry sent me this and wanted me to post it.  Frankly, given that it's April 1-  aka "April Fools Day" -  I'm hesitant...very hesitant...to do so.   On the other hand, if one were to leak legitimate art...perhaps like the piece pictured below...what better way to fuck with people's heads and convolute their assessments than to kick it onto The Net on April 1?  

With this in mind, consider the following...

AvPGalaxy (aka ALIENS VS PREDATOR GALAXY) is posted what they are identifying as a piece of "Space Jockey" concept art from Ridley Scott's ALIENverse saga PROMETHEUS.  This differs significantly from the Space Jockey concept art which leaked late last year, and was subsequently debunked.  

The new picture in question appears here...

...but you can find a larger version of the same on AvPGalaxy's original posting HERE.  

'Tis a nice image.  Not sure about that Predator shoulder cannon, and wondering if that's either an nifty homage/cross connect...or a clue as to the art's potentially hoaxy/other origin nature.  

My personal assessment?  It certainly has the look, style, and tone one would expect from concept art devised for a Ridley Scott project of this ilk , but with so many amazingly talented artists and craftsmen empowered by glorious technology and their own raw ability these days, this "looking good" doesn't automatically mean it's actually from the project. 

Something to mull and chew on until we learn more.  We'll let you know when or if we do...watch for an "UPDATE" to this article. 

I hate posting stories on April 1.  I really, really do.  Come what may, a tip of the hat to our reader John for pointing us towards this.

 

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  • April 1, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Uh First?

    by GeneralKael

  • April 1, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Kinda looks like a facehugger is on his face already

    by GeneralKael

  • April 1, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Whatever it is....it looks pretty good

    by Bobo_Vision

    However, the gun on its shoulder is reminscent of predator....and I don't want Prometheus to be like AvP....because that franchise blows.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    That shoulder cannon

    by meta4

    is kind of out of place. ehfooey

  • April 1, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    What's up, Morpheus?

    by Mickster_Island

    Looks like Sandman. That's basically what I'm trying to say here.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Bag_of_Hammers

    Looks like a WH40K Tech Priest. Interesting.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    cannon- i like it, strangely enough

    by zom-bot.com

    i'd imagine the predators are not about stealing and integrating the tech of other cultures they encounter, obviously. the shoudler cannons they have always did sort of look geigerish and phallic anyway. makes sense to me. i hate the way aliens and predator crossovers went down, but this actually doesn't bother me at all. i like the whole thing.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    He's a Space Incubator, and that's a hair dryer

    by UGG

    to keep the egg's warm.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Prometheus

    by kwisatzhaderach

    can't get here soon enough.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Jockey does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Whether or not this artwork originated from the actual production doesn't mean the Space Jockey will look anything much like this in the film. But please - change the name! 'Space Jockey' wtf? I still havent a clue why this stoopid name stuck with them - it's certainly never mentioned in ALIEN. I really hope someone renames them before the film comes out.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Hang on... that hose goes all the way from his nose to his 'privates'. What's that all about?!

  • April 1, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    If its a fake then they should hire the person who made it

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • April 1, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Kind of un-ambitious if it were an April Fools joke

    by Bass Ackwards

    If that's not the actual design of the space jockeys, I'm sure the actual design will be mighty close. After all we sleazy know what those guys look like anyway, and this is kind of it. Not much of an April fools joke if it is one, not much of a surprise if it isnt one. Anyways, like I say, we know what space jockeys look like, it'll be seeing them move and interact that'll be the real exciting stuff.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah, this could just be some fanboy work...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...but, holy hell, that's a nice piece of work indeed...

  • April 1, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    It's not a gun on his shoulder...

    by Chewtoy

    ...it's a hairdryer. He's obviously a stylist come for an appointed wash and trim. It's a cool image... and really, hoaxes don't even need the artist's involvement these days. Half the time they're just due to some jagoff paging through some concept artist's online portfolio and grabbing an image then making up some fake context for it.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    And what if these "space jockeys" developed the shoulder cannon tech...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...and the Predator race stole it from them? OH FUCK HOLY SHIT FANBOY CREAMING IN MY PANTS RIGHT NOW JESUS H.!!!11!!!!1!!

  • April 1, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    WOW.

    by venvariants

    Just WOW. Dead perfect.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    space jockey hugger

    by vulturess

    fake.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah....genuine or fan-made....

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I like that. Good work, whoever did it.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Cobra: agreed that the name of this race needs to change...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Space Jockeys just conjures too many easy jokes... But I do get a space boner in my space jockeys whenever we get some new Prometheus news.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    You have to admit, Space Jockey IS better than

    by kermit_the_fraud

    alien dick-nose.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I hope it's real, because it's cool.

    by Elgyn6655321

  • April 1, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Cool, but fake

    by Billy_D_Williams

    come on, its april first

  • That being said, very cool design.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Luke see above'r

    by UGG

    Look's like you need to find the rest of your body, fast. But yes, agreed :)

  • April 1, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I agree. It's looks like Gaiman's Sandman.

    by sweeneydave

    But what's up with the slinky evening gown?

  • April 1, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    What the hell? Still looks pretty damn neat!

    by Mandolorian

  • April 1, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    the only thing is the face

    by zom-bot.com

    it does not need to look skeletal. the dead jockey looked skeletal because he was mummified/decomposed/etc.which is why you saw ribs and skull.. that's almost as silly as if an alien race found our skeleton and assumed that's what we looked like.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    RE: Term Space Jockey

    by Ingeld

    I don't know for sure, but I am guessing the idea of space jockey was used because the original concept was that the original ship was more organic--a living thing itself--rather than a mere piece of technology. So, as a living thing it had a rider--a jockey--if you will rather than a pilot. In regard to this design, I think the concept they are going here is that the face hugger design may have been a bit of this original creature which the alien creature the adapted and used when it developed from it.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    and as for the fake ones last year

    by zom-bot.com

    i actually liked all of them too. a little more creative than this, in a way. at least they tried to solve the leg issue instead of just having it flow down into vagueness. i've always wondered where the tube went- apparently it goes down his pants?

  • April 1, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    It's a fake.

    by donkey_lasher

    The "trunk" is supposed to be like a pipe, plus this isn't Giger's artwork (who is actually working on the film)

  • April 1, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    99% Fake

    by aphextwin

    as a piece of random artwork it's pretty okay, but as a piece of 'concept' artwork this is Shit; highly unclear and too rough in execution...how the hell does a 3D modelling team have to translate this to a more finalized design? This piece is un-interpretable.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    the term space jockey is legit

    by zom-bot.com

    it was a procuction term used during filming. i have the giger ALIEN art book, but at the moment i don't remember if he coined it, or if ridley coined it and giger disliked it.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ingeld: damn, dude, I like that. A lot.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • April 1, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    And KtheF: true dat.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • April 1, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Nice, but where's the HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN review?

    by 3D-Man

  • April 1, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, but I'm gonna go with "fake"

    by rev_skarekroe

    Isn't Giger working on this? Why wouldn't he design the creature?

  • April 1, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Does it...

    by underwater_cemetery

    ...differ significantly? Looks pretty similar to the previous "debunked" art if you ask me.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Picky but

    by OSAMP1

    I don't think aliens should have five fingers.

  • April 1, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The Pilot

    by donkey_lasher

    Is a better name for this creature

  • April 1, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    It's fake...

    by ShogunMaster

    It's fake according to this article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

  • April 1, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ingeld, that's a nice analysis regarding the spaceship. However - I still hope that the 'Space Jockey' name gets changed. If that's what the alien race calls itself - why would they use English words? Giger creates such interesting, genuinely alien, looking beings - and they get such a bland name? Come on?! Even if they were called the 'Prometheans' that would sound better to my ears than 'Space Jockeys'.

  • I swear I owned that model hairdryer though. Seriously though, there must be a whole subgroup of posters who do nothing but comb through DeviantArt collecting images to pass off as concept art for other projects.

  • This concept art is pretty good, actually.

  • What's shown up there works fine as an initial exploration image. There's a fairly huge chance it's not an official image from this film, but it's certainly plausible as concept art in general.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    chewtoy: Thats very indicitive of digital sketches

    by Playkins

    That's hardly "fully detailed concept work". It's very much the level of detail expected even in early-phase sketches.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    chewtoy: BTW- I'm agreeing with you...

    by Playkins

    I reread that and it sounds like I'm arguing. Apologies. I just meant it very much an early image as well.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    If this is real then clearly the space jockeys are the predators'

    by UltraTron

    weapon makers. The shoulder cannon is indicative of this. However this being looks spiritually evolved so the weapons thing doesn't gell completely(unless they are fanatical). But this idea fits the idea that the space jockeys engineered the aliens for predator hunting rituals. They crashed a shipment on lv426

  • the image shown here is a rough silhouette with some lighting accents: it doesn't 'explore'; it doesn't show anything about exploring the functionality or personality of the character. How does it move, does it wear some form of clothing? are the discs on the side, part of the body? is it biomechanical? you can't tell. The image has no form of Intention. That's how I see it, that's what my opinion is.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I call Shenanigans!

    by mrfantomashawk

    fake

  • April 1, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Lol April fool's

    by Kontarsky

    Where's Choppah at? I need to read part 3 now.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Even if this is fake, I really like the look

    by _Venkman

  • April 1, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Me too

    by Kontarsky

  • April 1, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Guys, this cannot be official

    by Astronut

    Forget how "cool" it might be that it appears to have a Predator-style shoulder canon. Do you really think for one minute that Ridley Scott is going to sign-off on a creature that has what looks exactly like a BLOW DRYER mounted to its shoulder?? Really?? This has to be fan made, no way it's official.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    wow, at a glance I thought it was a maquette.

    by ufoclub1977

    The contrast and lighting makes it look photographic. Fake or not, I think keeping the concept art more abstract is in line with the the vibe of the alien concepts from ALIEN. Way back then, it took Giger himself to come in and sculpt them into reality from his non-literal paintings with their mobius strip / Penrose stair physics.

  • April 1, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    The gun is the only thing that I don't care for

    by _Venkman

  • April 1, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES II: EXTRACTING RICHARD GERE'S COLON GERBIL

    by Cletus Van Damme

    "All suited up and ready to go...let's do this."

  • April 1, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Facehugger Face?

    by djr

    I always assumed that the jockey had a (long-dead) facehugger on his face - which laid the egg that exploded jockey's chest. Seems obvious that was the intest. Seems odd that they would incorporate that into the jockey's actual design, like its anatomy or simply gear. Unless...unless the jockey's race's anatomy played some part in subsequent generations of facehuggers. As if aliens incorporated an aspect of the jockey's DNA into their own, resulting in the appearance of facehuggers as we know them now. Before the jockey's race, facehuggers may have looked different - fingerless and eel-like, say. Or it's fake.

  • April 1, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Please be real! That picture rocks

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Here's hoping........

  • April 1, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    John Kasich is an idiot.

    by Uncle Stan

    and a corporate bootlick.

  • April 1, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Torchwood - Children Of Earth

    by Hagakure

    It almost looks like the aliens from "C.O.E." when not covered in fog. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__v16ajx69Mw/SnYR6863q4I/AAAAAAAAFOM/ifLk-Kj-DAA/s400/Torchwood+-+Children+Of+Earth+child+drug+zombie.JPG

  • April 1, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Space Jockeys as Weapon Merchants!

    by zinc_chameleon

    Whoever thought that up on the talkback deserves an award, and a raise. Well done! I always thought the Predators were too primitive to have created their own technology; using Space Jockeys as weapon merchants solves that problem, along with my thoughts when I saw 'Alien' in Ferndale Michigan's Cinerama theatre in 1979. The Space Jockey crashed with a load of bio-weapons ready to sell, one had gotten loose, impregnated him, and he crashed while sending out a beacon that wasn't answered for 100,000 years. This explains the similarity between the glowing mist that protects the eggs, and the Predator's cloaking devices. Now my brain is AWAKE!

  • April 1, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    why space jockey?

    by JAMF

    i guess no-one here's heard of heinlein then?? ahem. i got no problem with them keeping the name, its not like you ever hear the predators called the yawtja in the films is it? @djr, look them up on wikipedia/google man, a few days ago i started researching the jockeys, some comic artist drew them with a trunk like an elephant but this has since been explained away that the long nose thing is just a breathing aparatus.

  • April 1, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    see, theres tons of stuff on these guys

    by JAMF

    http://aliens.wikia.com/wiki/Space_Jockey

  • April 1, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Whats up with the "Baby Wanna Fuck" mouth gear

    by TheJudger

    Do Promos get off on inhaling their crotchwaft? Does it drink it own piss. Is that tube going somewhere else perhaps I guess solid food is out of the question. That tube disturbs me. I dont like that tube.

  • April 1, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Fan art, nothing more.

    by BurnHollywood

    Shoulder cannon's a red herring...and a dead giveaway this isn't Scott-related. There's no fucking way he'd maintain the Predator/Alien crossover.

  • I doubt he'll even acknowledge the other Alien films as in-continuity. He's certainly unlikely to reference Predator in any way.

  • April 1, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    re: cobra--kai

    by Ingeld

    I wouldn't assume that they are using English words but that jockey is merely the equivalent of their own term. In truth, I agree with you. I don't care for the term, but it does ask us to think outside the typical ideas of ships and pilots, astronauts etc. For that alone it is interesting.

  • April 1, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    its not a shoulder cannon you fuck wads.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    its a gun in a holster on its back. it is not . a fucking. shoulder cannon.

  • Which Space Jockey is Russel Crowe playing?

  • This theory is directly implied in the first Alien vs. Predator film. The whole thing about the Predators using humans as hosts for the Xenomorphs, and then hunting the Xenos for their ritual to weed out the weak and promote the strong and the worthy among their race. So I suppose the egg filled derelict ship found in Alien was possibly en route to Earth, as the Nostromo went by Zeta II Reticuli, the star system where LV-426/Acheron orbits a Saturn-like gas giant, on its route back to Earth from Thedus. The Jockey warning beacon that Lambert detected was probably meant for the Predators, so they would know that at least one alien had been birthed and was loose on the ship. I suppose the Jockeys could have also been at war with the Predators too. Obviously the Predators probably won, or severely diminished the Jockey races population. Once this war was over, the Predators would need a new way to test themselves in battle and in the hunt, thus the human/xenomorph ritual was born and provided them with the means for this ritualistic cycle for thousands of years. I doubt Prometheus is about any of this, as Ridley is not a fan of the AvP concepts.

  • April 1, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Predator???

    by ufoclub1977

    The Predator franchise doesn't truly fit with the more "serious" ALIEN universe and style. To many scifi fans, the whole Predator vs Aliens stuff is kind of like fan fiction gone pro... but still defined as a sort of mutated out of control fan fiction. It's kind of like having Robocop team up with HAL. They are just different kinds genre. I'd say Predator is a lot more pulp and retro. Can you imagine a crowd giggling one liner in "ALIEN"?

  • As long as it is set in the future and has the Colonial Marines against the Predators and Aliens then I think that might actually have potential. Maybe call it Aliens the series, but feature the predators once in a while. They could also find more Space Jockey relics during the course of the series. More derelict ships, cities on other worlds, temples, etc. Then the whole Earth War conflict could be done sometime during the series. Best thing to do would be to devote an entire season to the Earth War. Maybe have the first two season taking place throughout the colonies and then season three would be the Earth War. I'd watch something like that if it were done well and could be on HBO or AMC and not be made for kids, but for the adult Alien and Predator fans who have been waiting to see this kind of stuff ever since Aliens way back in 1986.

  • Otherwise, why call it Prometheus and not Alien? I fear that the fans will build this up as the second coming of Alien, but it will possibly be very different, not a horror/sci-fi film, but more likely a sci-fi/action film. Yet again, another big genre film is getting all hyped up to be something it may very well not be in the end. These bloated expectations could cause Prometheus to become the next Phantom Menace/Matrix Reloaded level disappointment that will cause massive ripples throughout geekdom.

  • April 1, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Seriously ???

    by giger167

    Obviously fake, looks like a fan pic from Deviant art lol. Legs look funky and the gun thing on the shoulder is a dead giveaway. Just looks wrong and why would they hire a concept artist for the Space Jockey when Geiger has already done the designs for the new film ?

  • April 1, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    looks like he already has a facehugger on him.

    by gk1

  • Didn't they explain already in an early draft of the script that aliens started as a peaceful race that went bad somehow? Looking at the alien-like hands, I can see a possible origin...

  • April 1, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Its fuckin fake

    by lookylookymoontard

    See the artists name,Lowry?,yep he's dead and the cannon is there to make fanboys either cream their pants or spit bullets......it seem's they were successful

  • April 1, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Jesus! Enough of the "Facehugger already on him" comments!

    by irishraidersfan

    Did none of you fucking see Alien?!? That's how the Pilot/Space Jockey/Mala'Kak race have always looked, face/head wise. Christ Almighty!

  • April 1, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I think I prefer the fake ones from last year.

    by frank

    This one is kind of dull compared to those.

  • April 1, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Oh this was actually reported somewhere first?

    by D.Vader

    Durrr of course it was. Silly me. AICN doesn't even have original April Fools Day stories anymore. Sad to see it.

  • April 1, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    When are we going to get a Gilmore Girls movie?

    by Roger Moon

  • April 1, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Hahahah, Braindrain

    by D.Vader

    One of my favorite quotes from Spaceballs.

  • I always wondered how a brutish, unrefined race like the Predators could develop all that cool tech without having any hint of sophistication or any urge higher than hunting for sport. If they ended up either stealing their advanced tech from the Space Jockeys, or if the SPs left old tech behind on the Predator homeworld way back when, that would fit in pretty nicely.

  • April 1, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    if real, that artist gets to work on a huge project...while i get fucked

    by alienindisguise

    www.tonytreloar.blogspot.com

  • April 1, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Hairdryer

    by warneford87

    I like the hair dryer on his shoulder. And he's wearing a dress. Clearly the disc jockey is a beauty stylist.

  • April 1, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    the myth of prometheus- explains it all

    by zom-bot.com

    prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to (man)... he was punished by them as an example and his guts were ripped out and regenerated (because immortal) every day... either the space jockeys are weapons and tech traders, and/or the seeders of both civilization and warfare on the planets they encounter...and the destruction of their empire comes from Aliens, or the name has to do with other species/man 'stealing the fire' (tech) from them (gods) and the way they/we are punished for it

  • April 1, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    either way it's gonna be

    by zom-bot.com

    some ancient astronaut hooey. it's always a good premise, but it's worn out. so ancient aliens came and instructed or educated man/predators/ whatever and are worshipped as gods... well, who educated them? and who educated them? and them? maybe this movie explores that a little more.

  • April 1, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    well hey, it was plausible....

    by zom-bot.com

  • April 1, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    what- no complaints?

    by zom-bot.com

    everyone is going to pretend like they weren't here...or else this tb is closed... test?

  • April 1, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    well duh, there will be no predators in this universe

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    thats what the whole ''is this a reboot/prequel or different universe altogether'' thing was about.

  • April 1, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    It's April Fools Day...

    by William

    But why do this to us? Aside from the weird Predator cannon, this looks fucking boss. And its not even real...

  • April 1, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    LV_426

    by Astronut

    I totally get what you're saying but -- some of the actors have already gone on record saying it will be "scary" so I'm kind of thinking it will have a horror element to it.

  • April 1, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Fuck April Fool's Day...

    by Lucky13

    ... Right in its faggot ass. Not that this pic being fake was a surprise... but just in general... fucking stupid day.

  • April 1, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Here's what I wonder about the Space Jockey...ALL SPECULATION!

    by Darth_Kong

    In Alien Dallas said the Jockey looked like it had grown on to the chair. How's this Bio-mechanical stuff apply to the Jockeys? I mean look at some of the stuff they tried in Species. The Translucent Body. The Tentacle Tits. Sil was sort of a SHAPE-SHIFTER. So if GIGER is involved as a Design Consultant or Supervisor are the Jockey's going to have any Bio-mechanical abilities to their bodies? This is what I mean. I'm speculating and I could be wrong but it's fun to GUESSTIMATE. Are there any TENTACLE appendages on the Jockey's back? Do any parts of the Jockey's body MORPH or change shape or function in such a way? It seemed that the most obvious Bio-mechanical design in the Alien Xenomorphs was the Tongue Appendage with Teeth. So with all the Animitronic and CGI technology as developed as it is if there are Space Jockeys is the design of them going to be something special? Do they have any REALLY COOL capabilities that we'll see in the movie? They're Bio-mechanical so parts of their bodies should be able to change and function and do weird exciting things right? I actually wonder what they will look like when they are alive. What sounds do they make when breathing? Is the SPACE JOCKEY a SUIT for another being? What do their EYEs look like? What's the color of their skin and texture. Does the skin move and ripple in a weird way? What's below the waist of the Space Jockey? Bipedal Legs? Tri-segmented Legs like the Queen Alien? Or a Serpents tail? What about the elephant hose trunk on the front of it's face? What's the purpose of that? Can it attach to the front of a persons face like a facehugger and put them in a coma or to sleep like the venom from a snake or scorpion? What's it do? See all the REALLY COOL areas this CHARACTER could go? I hope they do it. Just as an aside I always like the design of the creature in the HOST. The texture of the skin and so on. The point I'm trying to make is I hope that the Space Jockey ends up being one of the most THOUGHT-OUT DESIGNED CREATURES that well ever see. They can do ANYTHING they want with this creature. They have all the technology in the world. I just want to see CHARLIZE THERON in a BATTLE SUIT fighting against a SPACE JOCKEY. I hope the PRESENCE of the SPACE JOCKEY is as fierce as that creature from the HOST but I guess it's up to Ridley "FUCKING GREAT!" Scott.

  • April 1, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Darth Kong

    by Lucky13

    You put the 'eek!' in 'geek'.

  • April 1, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Give it to 'em RAW, DK... you crazy sonofabitch!

    by Lucky13

  • I wonder what the TITLE DESIGN for Prometheus will look like? Prometheus stole fire from Zeus. Will it be PLAIN JANE like Blade Runner or will it have that interesting hieroglyphic dissolving pieces thing going on like Alien? I mean will there be an underlying theme of FIRE in Prometheus? Will we see a cool title design with the pieces being built in some strange way or will there be fire involved at all in the opening title? Will the pieces of the title be built together or move around or will it be like a quick flash at a titty bar and that's it? Do we get a well thought-out opening title sequence? I hope so but who knows? Will FIRE be used at all? Will FIRE be an underlying theme through-out the movie? Will Charlize Theron battle a Space Jockey or another Bio-mechanical being and kill it with FIRE? I just wonder if the opening titles will have a cool design like say the original Terminator title maybe? I thought that was executed fairly nicely. Does anyone like the opening title sequence from Terminator or Aliens? So no one can get pissed when I ask, what's the opening titles going to look like and will it be designed with the same eye to detail that they did on Alien? Answer?

  • It’s kind of a strange name for an alien creature, and Metroid does seem to borrow thematic elements from Alien. One of the best games ever. Also Final Fantasy III. And The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. And Super Metroid.

  • If this is even the guy designing vehicles on Prometheus. I hope they blend the style of these three guys together for Retro-Style looking Spaceships. I mean Prometheus has to have at least ONE spaceship right? I like the design work of Daniel Simon but I think that he appears to be heavily influenced by Syd Mead and dare I say Art Center College of Design? That's not a bad thing though. I just hope the Spaceships have a ton of functionality to them and that the design process is thought out to be functional first, cool design second. I always felt that Ron Cobb always did a Bang-Up job on really trying to convince you that the ships and vehicles you were seeing could actually work if in fact they could never work in the real world at all. If there is indeed a PROMETHEUS spaceship sent to some planet to, I don't know, terraform they could design one really cool ship with it breaking into six crawlers and that Lang Transporter thing that's the rest of the ship. I mean the Prometheus ship itself could be designed to look like a living breathing functioning animal or being if there is indeed a Prometheus ship in the script. The ship could be designed to be ALIVE. That's probably how the humans can design and build the Prometheus Terraforming Spaceship in the first place. From FOUND or STOLEN Bio-mechanical Alien Technology or DNA or Artifacts or Something. Maybe that's why they call the spaceship PROMETHEUS if that's what's it's called. All the technology that went into the design is STOLEN ALIEN TECH. Hence PROMETHEUS. STOLEN FIRE. Maybe that's the idea of terraforming a planet suitable for humans. You CLEANSE the planet with FIRE to make way for humans then terraform or grow stuff there suitable for humans afterwards. I don't know just a thought. This is all speculating of coarse and I'm probably wrong but hey it gets you thinking doesn't it? But remember, Kong isn't all that smart.

  • April 1, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    franks_television

    by Darth_Kong

    I hope Charlize Theron wears a Battle Suit like Samus in Metroid. I hope Prometheus has Bio-mechanoid creatures like the Metroids.

  • April 1, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I hope I can make it across the border.

    by frank

    I hope to see my friend. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it is in my dreams. I hope... Also I agree that it would be cool to have some Metroid stuff in Prometheus. Would be cool for Charlize or Noomi to have green hair like Samus is supposed to. I don’t know why she is always blonde nowadays.

  • April 2, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    This is more of Ridley Scott's disinformation campaign.

    by kabong

    I'm believing nothing till I see the movie.

  • April 2, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Alright....

    by Lucky13

    DK, it's time for you to reign it in...Starting discussion of merging a video game into the Alien prequel, in which Charlize Theron stars and Sir Ridley Scott directs, even as pure ironic/sarcastic prodding... its too much for my brain to process. I simply refuse to believe that any living, breathing human would even think up such an unbelievably... AWESOME IDEA!!! Just kidding... now be quiet, cause people will think you're serious and off we'll go into insanity... The next person who utters a word about 'green hair' or merging Metroid into Prometheus will be drug into the street and shot... as a fat, orange cat once suggested.

  • April 2, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    That should be 'dragged' damnit.

    by Lucky13

    I should learn not to post when I'm exhausted... Thanks for the edit button, fuckers!!

  • This is like telling someone that your birthday is October 22, and when they ask "really? you respond "NO!...its actually October 23, gotcha!"

  • April 2, 2011, 1:58 a.m. CST

    The Predator 'gun on the shoulder' gave it away. Fake.

    by Se7en

    No way Ridley is copying Predator in any design.

  • April 2, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    A PLEA TO BLADE RUNNER FANS

    by elsewhere

    all month long io9 is has been hosting a poll for the "Best Science Fiction films of all time" and it's down to Empire Strikes Back vs whichever wins between Serenity and Blade Runner. Serenity is currently winning and has been for the last several weeks against classics like Back to the Future and Terminator. I plea to you Blade Runner fans to get your ass over there and vote for Blade Runner! The Browncoats need to be taken down!

  • April 2, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    If it is, I'm not seeing PROMETHEUS

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    DeviantArt: The Movie

  • April 2, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    The word "Shenanigans" is sooo underused ....

    by blackflowerX

    I like it.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Nice!

    by redkamel

    I dont care if it's fake, I hope the space jockeys look like that. Imagine it 12 feet tall!

  • April 3, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Steady eating booty MC's like cheese grits

    by Bobo_Vision

  • April 3, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    So they're shooting in a castle in Scotland. Hmm...

    by Darth_Kong

    I wonder if in the story archeologists find xenomorph or ET artifacts in the castle or remains from biomechanical beings there. I need time to think about this. They're shooting all over I hope this movie is CRAZY BIG!

  • April 3, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    do enough people even care anymore

    by corplhicks

    the franchise is DEAD, it will killed off by morons !

  • In the Alien Quadrilogy DVD, Alien Disc 2, The Visualists>> Direction and Design, 16:06. It's grabbing at straws but look at the Ridleygram. It looks like the Space Jockey has a TAIL for a body like a serpent. And there looks like tentacle appendage things growing out of it's back and kind of from the back of it's head. It's a Ridleygram so it makes me wonder. I don't know I could be wrong but it makes me wonder. I think it looks cool. If there are even Space Jockeys in Prometheus and it's not DISINFO. We'll see.

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