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The "Prometheus"/"Alien" Link Revealed By Scott?

February 28, 2012

The translation of an interview with Hungarian website Mozinezo (via AVP Galaxy) has director Ridley Scott‘s seemingly finally explaining how “Prometheus”  and his 1979 classic “Alien” tie together. Until now all those who worked on the new film have downplayed any linkage as much as possible, despite evidence to the contrary…


Scott: “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.”

He adds “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.”

Pearce has said before that his character has a very short cameo in the film.

Michael Fassbender Charlize Theron Noomi Rapace Idris Elba Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green and Ben Foster Kate Dickie star. With Emun Elliott Patrick Wilson and Benedict Wong also in the cast as well.

Damon Lindelof worked with director Scott on the script, which was originally written by Jon Spaihts

Scott is said to have shot both an R rated and a PG-13 rated version of the script.

The pic has a June 8th, 2012 release date.

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