As you know there's still a lot of mystery surrounding Ridley Scott's new sci-fi film Prometheus, but the director recently gave an interview in which he definitively revealed how much from the Alien franchise will be in this movie.
Be warned, if you read ahead you will be entering some Spoiler territory. This interview clarifies a lot of things and gives us more of a complete idea of what this films story revolves around.
The interview reveals what the Space Jockeys role is in the story, and addresses the question of... "will we actually see any Xenomorph's in the movie? Here's what the director had to say about the Space Jockey,
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.
And this one does actually raise all kinds of other questions, because if someone could, a being, could be as monstrously clever to create something like we experienced in the very first one – I always figured it’s a weapon, and I always figured that [the ship in the first Alien] was a carrier of weapons. Therefore, who is that, inside that suit? That wasn’t a skeleton, that was a suit. And if you open up the suit, what do you get inside it? And why were they going, where were they going?
Freakin' awesome! So after all this time it's been confirmed by the director that Prometheus can in fact be considered a prequel to Alien. Scott is then asked at one point if the xenomorph alien will actually appear in Prometheus, his answer...
No. Absolutely not. 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!
So that's that. Don't expect to see any xenomorph aliens in this movie. You wont hear me complain about that, this movie looks like it's gonna be incredible! What are your thoughts on what Scott had to say here?
Read the full interview at Filmophilia for some more of the directors thoughts.
The movie was written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson.
The movie will be released on June 8th 2012.
Here's the synopsis:
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.