Ridley Scott refutes Prometheus Alien talk
It's been unclear which way that Prometheus is going to go, we've heard the official word and the comments from the film-makers and stars that this may be an Alien prequel but there's no Aliens as we remember in it, and that this was more of a stand-alone story, but then so many things have appeared to contradict t that.
There have been so many stories since it was announced that it wouldn't be an Alien film that suggest that it has connections that it's hard not to believe they're pulling the wool over our eyes, but Ridley Scott has been talking about the film again and reiterates everything he's said.
This is despite the fact that we've seen sets filled with H.R. Giger work and one in particular that looks like an Alien egg chamber, we know that the original Alien space ship is in there, that the "Space Jockey" creature is, that there are so many similarities in the story that it's hard not to believe this really is an Alien prequel, and the bootlegged trailer that seemed to suggest stronger and stronger connections. Indeed I can't believe Prometheus is not going to feature everything we know and love about the first Alien film.
However Ridley Scott has been talking about the film again and is saying what he always has, and a little more. Filmophilia had an interview with the man himself and through Bloody Disgusting have some great comments from him:
"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."
He's definitely going back to that original quote and not relenting, and in fact one of his comments reiterates whole heartedly that there is going to be no Alien in this film, and by that I mean the original xenomorph type Alien:
"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..."
It's interesting because that first quote he produced comes off a very black and white exchange about the film where the interviewer asks:
"So you are linking this directly with the Alien films?"
...and the exchange goes like this...
Ridley Scott: "Not at at all"
Interviewer: "Not at at all?"
Ridley Scott: "No"
...and that leads into the first quote. Couple that with the more detailed explanation and you have to admit that it's hard to believe that it's trying to deliver anything else than Scott is saying.
Maybe we all want it to be an Alien film so much, stealing back the character from Disneyland and the versus and returning it to its former glory that we want Prometheus to be something that it's not. Maybe Scott and the writers have realised that there is no saving the character and it's just time to let go.