Ridley Scott has described Prometheus as the genre tale he had been searching for.
He returns to the sci-fi genre this week for the first time in over thirty years as Prometheus hits the big screen.
And Scott admits that he tackle some very provocative issues in the new movie but there are still some Alien elements for fans to enjoy.
Speaking to the Press Association the filmmaker said: "Out of the creative process in developing the picture emerged a new, grand mythology, in which this original story takes place.
"The keen fan will recognise strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, far-reaching and provocative.
"Prometheus is the singular genre tale I'd been searching for."
Scott has assembled an impressive cast for the movie that includes Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba.
Prometheus is the first movie for Scott since be brought Robin Hood back to the big screen two years ago.
Prometheus is released 1st June