Ready for a bit more on Ridley Scott’s could be a prequel Prometheus? Good! The director recently waxed on about Space Jockeys, H.R. Giger, and Xenomorphs (oh my!); and we have the highlights for you here!
In an interview with Filmophilia Scott dropped the following on anxious fans…
In regard to the flick’s connection to the Alien films, Scott reaffirms the “DNA” quote he gave a few months back: “I mean, you could actually say, and there’s a quote I did, a pretty good quote: By the end of the third act you start to realize there’s a DNA of the very first alien, but none of the subsequent aliens. To tell you what that is is a pity, and I’m not going to tell you, because it’s actually pretty good, pretty organic to the process and to the original. But we go back, we don’t go forward.”
Scott went on to discuss the presence of the famed Space Jockey, which was originally seen in Alien.
“Yeah, so there you have that,” he states, boldly confirming the involvement. “I was always amazed that, I mean, I’ve only done two science-fictions, but I was always amazed that no one asked who the hell the Space Jockey was. He wasn’t even called the Space Jockey. During the film they started to call it the Space Jockey. I don’t know who started that one off. I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was, and why was he there? What was all that about? I sat thinking about this for a while and thought, well, there’s a story! And the other four [films] missed it! So, here it is.”
In terms of H.R. Giger’s involvement …
“I brought him in, I showed him what we were doing, showed him the story, and he liked it a lot,” said Scott. “So he’s doing a little bit of work for me. He’s been doing some murals, big murals, which we’ll see in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we’re gonna go.”
But what of the Xenomorphs? Will they be getting any love in the upcoming film?
“No. Absolutely not,” states Scott before joking, “They squeezed it dry. He (the xenomorph) did very well. (He laughs) He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!”
Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, will be in theaters on June 8th, 2012.
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.
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