Conceived as a prequel to Scott's 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, rewrites of Spaihts's script by Lindelof built a separate story that precedes the events of Alien, but which isn't directly connected towards the films in the Alien franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares "strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak", and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus will find out its own mythology and concepts. Principal photography began in March 2011, with filming taking place in Canada, England, Iceland, and Spain. Prometheus is scheduled for launch in between May 30 and June 8, 2012 in different territories through 20th Century Fox.
Synopsis: It is established in 2085, about 30 years before Ellen Ripley. It is primarily about moving out to locate 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The man who was sitting on the chair inside the alien vehicle. This is an explanation of who the space jockeys were. The film is regarding the discussion of terraforming, taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them using the possibilities of potential life.