Interested in seeing what Jon Spaihts had in mind for the Alien prequel before Ridley Scott and Damon Linelof came aboard and made Prometheus? Well, now you can satiate your curiosity by reading Spaihts’ original script for yourself by clicking here.
The entire thing was leaked online by the website Prometheus Movie, and Spaihts himself confirmed that it is legit via his Twitter page.
So any big differences? I read the first 30 pages of the draft called Alien: Engineers and it kind of follows the same beats as Prometheus with the introduction of a pair of scientists seeking the origins of life on Earth, the attachment of elderly Weyland to the mission, and the introduction of company woman Vickers and the android David. Others who have hear the script, say that’s a perfectly serviceable monster movie, complete with more throwbacks to Alien including facehuggers and chestbursters.
Give ‘er a read and let us know what you think. Is this the version of Prometheus you rather would have seen? Sound off below.
For being a movie that wasn’t universally loved, Prometheus sure is being universally discussed. Everyone’s been weighing in with theories about what it all meant, and maybe that’s Ridley Scott‘s final victory. We all didn’t like Prometheus, but we’re all still talking about it.
Below is a large collection of behind-the-scenes photos that give a closer look at many of the film’s stunning visual effects, especially the Engineers, our once benevolent now royally pissed off creators. Gathered by the Prometheus Forum, take our time and peruse these awesome photos. Who knows, they might even reveal to you some hidden secrets.
Eh, probably not, who can figure out what the fuck’s going on in that movie, but they’re cool to look at anyway.
Prometheus held a pretty stellar viral campaign that really amped up our anticipation for the film. It included the commericial for David, Peter Weyland’s TED speech and lots more. Some might even say they shared too much. And even though the film’s released they’re still plugging away at their viral campaign.
At the ends of the credits for Prometheus there was a website, What Is 10-11-12?, and if you went there it revealed a clip a Guy Pearce as Weyland before he gives his TED speech. It also features a book called Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. In the video Weyland says to himself, “I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all,” which sounds pretty frickin’ ominous, particularly if combine it with the quote seen on Nietzche’s book, “What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not the end.” The clip is below,
It’s possible if you explore around the site you’ll uncover more secrets, but as of now this is all we’ve found. And none of it is an answer for what is 10.11.12?!? Clearly it’s a date and by using the alternate ways to read dates it could be either October 11th, 2012 or Novermber 10th, 2012. Any thoughts?
Now, if you’re looking for answers to some questions, because yeah, Prometheus left a lot of stuff unanswered, Ridley Scott has basically told us why the Engineers got pissed at humanity and wanted us dead. Hit the jump to find out why.