Prometheus is a 2012 British-American science-fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott. It is a prequel to the 1979 science-fiction horror film Alien. The film was produced by Scott Free Productions, Bradywine Productions, Dune Entertainment, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film premiered on April 11, 2012 in Paris, was released on June 1, 2012 in the United Kingdom, and was released on June 8, 2012 in the United States. A sequel titled Alien: Covenant was released in the United States on May 19, 2017.