More Prometheus Alien talk
After we were told that Ridley Scott wouldn't be making an Alien Prequel film and they re-titled the film Prometheus saying it was a completely different idea, I thought we were going in a different direction. Then we heard rumours that Aliens were still going to be in the film.
Now it seems, according to a leading cast member at least, that Aliens are indeed still in the film and that there's a strong connection with the previous films. Of course, there are some caveats to be had, but this is perhaps the strongest comment so far to indicate that it's not all complete change.
Michael Fassbender is set to star in the Prometheus film, formerly the Alien prequel, and prior to that the two Alien prequels, from Ridley Scott. We had heard that it wasn't going to be Alien related after all and that during the writing another idea had come out and they were going in that direction, but Fassbender's comments reveal a different story.
"When I read it, I was like, 'Well, okay, another Alien. Where do you go with this idea?' And then I sort of read the script, and it's new, yet it's in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there's a whole new revelation within this film."
He also revealed that he was hitting some yoga and pilates training soon as he need to...
"...be as tall as I can standing next to those aliens!"
"Oh, absolutely. There's a definite connecting vein...You realize you're part of something else, but it's definitely in keeping with the old ones."
Okay, now we're getting to it. There is a connection, apparently it's the same universe and if we're seeing that huge alien from the first film then there's definitely a connection, but more than that he's very clear that he's going to be standing next to Aliens.
That sounds like a huge connection to me, however he's more than open that this is a connection but it is something very different too. Perhaps the Aliens are there and connect the films but we're going off and following another race, or at least another story.
It's really hard to tell right now as we don't know how much is fact and how much is spin, but there's definitely a connection between Prometheus and the Alien films, and it's not as far removed as we were led to believe.
Well, that is unless this interview was before the big name and direction change, but I don't think that's actually the case.
In other news from The Hollywood Reporter we heard that Charlize Theron is in talks to replace Noomi Rapace who was once touted as the female lead of the film, and even they are still saying this is an original science fiction franchise and not an Alien prequel.