'Prometheus': Scenes from Ridley Scott's Alien Saga (Pictures)

Monolithic Figure in "Prometheus"

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A monolithic figure towers over the explorers of a distant planet in "Prometheus." Opening date: June 8, 2012.

Space Explorers in "Prometheus"

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Logan Marshall-Green, left, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender explore a planet in the darkest corners of the universe, in "Prometheus." Opening date: June 8, 2012.

Ridley Scott Directs "Prometheus"

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Ridley Scott on the set of "Prometheus." Opening date: June 8, 2012.

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