A few more details from Ridley Scott about the Alien prequel surfaced in a recent interview from Hero Complex L.A.:
I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died on the road somewhere way back and lying in the dust, and thought what I should do is go back… in the first Alien, when John Hurt climbed up and over the top of the rise… there was a massive giant lying in a chair. The chair was either a form of engine or some piece of technology and I always thought no one has ever asked who was the space jockey?”
I think beneath that carcass… it’s not a carcass, it’s a suit. Inside the suit is a being.
Sure, it’s not much. But it does suggest that the so-called “space jockey” (pictured above) will be something different than what we’ve imagined for thirty years.