Can Ridley Scott pull off Prometheus?

Owen Evans takes a look at the evidence

What could be the sci-fi event of the decade (well, in my eyes at least) is the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien franchise (reboot/prequel?). Prometheus is still shrouded in secrecy. The official plot synopsis from Fox promises us that

“The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery”.

Hmmm, not giving much away there are they? But leaked pictures online show what may be HR Giger inspired sets.

Filming is already underway in Iceland, with a strong stellar cast including current actor de-jour, Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Noomie Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Charlize Theron (Monster).

So are we ready for another trip into Xenomorph infested waters, or should we leave the face-huggers well alone or risk another Alien vs Predator: Requiem? Given that it has been a whopping twenty nine years since he made his last sci-fi film, Blade Runner (1982), can Ridley Scott pull it off?