In a brief interview with Slashfilm at WonderCon, Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof finally explained the relationship between the upcoming film and Ridley Scott's Alien saga ... sort of.
Discussing the possible facehugger in the Prometheus IMAX trailer, Lindelof compared the movie to a rock concert, saying "If you go to a Rolling Stones show, they'd better play 'Satisfaction,' even if it's as an encore."
So, even though the movie isn't about facehuggers and chestbursters, it sounds like they're going to make appearances in Prometheus anyway, just to keep the fans happy. Most of the film, however, will be Scott's "new music."
And, as for the viral campaign that started with Peter Weyland's TED talk, Lindelof says there may be more hidden details about the movie for fans to find, but he doesn't want to give any hints.
Lindelof's other blockbuster project, Star Trek 2, is due to wrap filming in May, and footage will likely debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.