New ALIEN-Themed Photos from the Set of Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS

The upcoming Alien franchise prequel has begun filming in preparation for a 2012 theatrical release, and a batch of new images from the production's desert set have appeared online.

Directed by Ridley Scott (Alien) and starring Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes 2), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Charlize Theron (Monster), Idris Elba (Thor), Rafe Spall, Guy Pearce (Memento), Emun Elliott (Lip Service, Inspector George Gently), Benedict Wong (Moon), Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green and Kate Dickie, Prometheus will attempt to relaunch the Alien film franchise.

Damon Lindelof wrote the script which was originally written by Jon Spaihts and based on an idea by Scott. Prometheus is currently filming in the UK and scheduled for theatrical release on June 8th, 2012.