Originally Posted by Taco_Human
Looks great. So what is it? A sequel or prequel to Alien?
The script was originally conceived as direct Alien prequel, but as time went on and drafts changed, Ridley Scott has been very ambiguous about what ties Prometheus has to the Alien movies. Most people have pretty much assumed it's still a prequel to Alien, but not in as obvious a way as it was earlier on. Scott hasn't said much aside from the fact that it does
take place in the same universe as the Alien movies, that's about it.
Personally I love that Scott has been vague about it, leaves more room for crazy fan speculation and surprises for when the film is out.