Prometheus: Ridley Scott on Alien Connection

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Witnessing the first few trailers for Prometheus, our knowledgeable readers noticed a common thread with that film and Alien. Considering Prometheus is Scott’s first foray into space for decades, we can see how viewers can make the parallel. The director is chiming in on the story now in a recently released statement.

Ridley Scott on the Set of Prometheus

Besides witnessing the obvious in the trailers, when his latest film was in pre-production, it was being called a prequel to Alien. Then, it became a “companion piece.” So, where does the truth lie?

“When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship,” Scott said in his statement.

“The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That's the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well."

Well, there you have it. Or do we? Stay tuned…

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Whatever that probe is picking up, it's a lifeform.


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