Possible Plot Details from Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel
Posted 10.25.10 by BrentJS
Much of the recent news (read: rumors) about three-time Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott's as-yet-untitled prequel to Alien has centered around casting, but the Australian entertainment site What's Playing may have uncovered a much bigger scoop. The site recently claimed to have come across a draft of the script for the movie and published several interesting plot details before removing the information "at the request of the studio." Fortunately, WorstPreviews managed to copy the script scoops from the What's Playing article before they were taken down and they have published them on their own site.
Some of the plot details fall in line with what Scott himself has previously revealed about the prequel—such as exploring the identity of the dead "Space Jockey" glimpsed in Alien and the concept of terraforming planets—while others are a bit... out there. The scoops also contain a couple possible casting choices, including the return of at least one actor from the previous movies. But, don't take our word for it, read the plot details for yourself (with a grain of salt, of course).
* The script tells of the space jockeys traveling from planet to planet and terraforming them. The process is essentially transforming a planet where living beings can exist.
* The aliens are used by the space jockeys (known as "Growers" in the script) in their terraforming process as some sort of biological tools. They usually don't develop into the creatures that we know, but do so during the latest effort.
* The space jockeys are holding two human slave farmers captive. They are named Fin and Karik and are forced (via mind control) to engage in sexual activity. (The twist: they're both male).
* The idea behind the man-on-man action is apparently that the growers want their human slaves to breed. They have no idea about human genders as they are a single sex race and so things get a little confused.
* The signature alien won't appear until the latter half of the film when it fully develops.
* There will be a spaceship crew, consisting of a black female named Oliver, similar to Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) from "Aliens." And another female crew member named Truks, who Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans) is rumored to play.
* Ridley Scott has met with Lance Henriksen to appear in the film.
* The editor calls the film a hard science fiction, part psychological drama.