It seems that director Ridley Scott simply cannot decide whether or not his new feature length film, the aptly titled Prometheus, is or is not a prequel to the Alien franchise. One week he says it’s going to be it’s own individual film, set in the universe of Alien, the next minute he’s saying it will be set prior to the events that occurred in the 1979 film.
One of the principle cast for Prometheus, actor Rafe Spall, made an appearance on the BBC2 morning show Something for the Weekend and confirmed what everyone already knows, that this will be a prequel.
While promoting Roland Emmerich‘s Anonymous, the mystery drama surrounding the possibility that William Shakespeare (played by Rafe) actually wrote his famous plays, he confirmed that Prometheus will be set in the Alien franchise.
“[Ridley Scott] directed the first Alien, and this is… I’ve been sent an e-mail about what I’m allowed to say and what I’m not allowed to say and I haven’t read the e-mail. (laughs). It’s out next June, and it’s part of the Alien franchise. I’m in it, and Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. I think fans of the franchise will love it. Alien is one of the best films ever made, and it’s a real buzz to be in a space suit on an ‘Alien’ set with Ridley Scott coming and speaking to you. It’s incredible. That’s why I wanted to be an actor, to be in a space suit on an ‘Alien’ set.”
Rafe even threw the secrecy out the window when BBC presenter Tim Lovejoy pointed out that there are no trailers yet, and asked Spall if he has seen any solid trailer footage yet:
“I’ve seen nothing. Really, they keep it all under closed wraps and don’t let anyone see anything […] There’s a few bits and pieces(referring to the leaked stills and images), but they want to keep it secret. They’re very protective of it.”
Thanks to YouTube user Timothy for the entire BBC interview, but jump to the 6:50 mark for the beginning of the Prometheus talk.
Via: Alien Prequel News