We’ve heard quite a bit from Ridley Scott lately, dropping info about upcoming projects like the Blade Runner sequel and now specifics on how Prometheus will connect to Alien. I think it’s obvious to state, but here I go anyway, if you want to see Prometheus as fresh-faced and innocent of spoilers as the day you were born, stop reading.
The Wall Street Journal today published a few more interesting quotes from Scott, specifically about Prometheus,
The last eight minutes of the “Prometheus” story evolve into “a pretty good DNA of the ‘Alien’ one.”
Could mean we straight up have Aliens in the final moments of Prometheus? Their biological predecessor?
The WSJ also reported how Scott explained why the title, Prometheus,
The central metaphor of “Prometheus” is about a “higher being” who challenges the gods, and the gods don’t want to give him fire. “Fire is our first form of technology,” Scott says, and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished “in perpetuity in a horrible fashion.”
Eep. Somehow methinks this punishment is for humanity. And methinks it’s coming in the form of xenomorphs and face huggers.
Prometheus opens June 8, 2012 and stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba,Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson.
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.