When a team of space explorers seek to discover the origins of mankind they end up getting killed trying to save it.
Ridley Scott returns to the Alien movie franchise to Direct the prequel which has probably been sitting at the back of his mind for the last 20 years.
The screen play has been put together by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys & Aliens) who has wrote more episodes of Lost than anyone else and is also working on the new Star Trek sequel.
With a classic horror-Scifi Director with a modern day sci-fi genius pennign the script it's probably going to be the biggest Sci-Fi movie of the last ten years.
Cast wise the movie boasts a some of the best actors from a few of the best movies over the last few years. X-Men First Class's Michael Fassbender, mega hotties Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace also star in the movie with Patrick Wilson who played the owel guy from Watchmen.
The general release date is set for 1st June 2012 and along with the Dark Knight Rises and the Avengers it will be one of the biggest movies of 2012.