Ridley Scott has done a great job of keeping everything about Prometheus secret. The film has mainly played on whether it’s a prequel to Alien or not, with Scott saying it has Alien DNA, and the teaser trailer mirroring Ridley Scott’s 1970s horror. What we haven’t known is much about the plot, with the synopsis deliberately fudging things.
Now Game Of Thrones actress Kate Dickie may have let things slip (although nothing’s been confirmed so feel free to take it with a pinch of salt until something firmer arrives), so if you want to keep the surpise, stop reading now! SPOILERS from now on: In an interview with Scottish paper The Star (via AlienPrequelNews) Dickie said she plays Mudow, a crew member of the spaceship Prometheus responsible for waking the others out of their cryogenic sleep at the beginning of the movie, a scene pulled directly from both Alien and Aliens.
Soon after the crew wakes up, they “meet a terrifying host of vicious, skeletal alien monstrosities which chase the crew through the halls of their spaceship.” Dickie apparently only makes it through 28 minutes of the film before being “eaten” by one of these monsters, presumed to be the Space Jockeys. Mudow is set to serve as a fitness trainer, who gets the Prometheus crew in shape after so many months of cryo-sleep. “With their muscles wasted from five years without use, she helps them to get fit – only for them to fall victims to horrible creatures that begin stalking them for food.”
If all this is true, it’s almost disappointing, as you’d have hoped the space jockeys would be something more interesting than Predator-like killers, but perhaps there’s more to it than revealed here. Prometheus is out in June.