As if Prometheus wasn't confusing enough, Jon Spaihts has revealed what the movie would have looked like if Lost writer Damon Lindelof hadn't adjusted his script.
And facehuggers would have had a starring role.
Spaihts was hired to write the first drafts of the movie, and while many of his beats remain in the plot, his version would have been far closer to an Alien movie had it not been tinkered with.
Be warned - you need to watch Prometheus before reading on!
I did have facehuggers in my original draft," Spaihts told Empire Online.
"David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship.
"In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love. And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy."