Director Ridley Scott seems to be finally opening up on the connection between his classic tale of Alien and his upcoming science fiction tale Prometheus. A few weeks after briefly discussing the project with Entertainment Weekly, the helmer sat down and talked the project over with Filmophilia. Check out some of the highlights down below.
On the Alien Space Jockey making his return:
Yeah, so there you have that. I was always amazed that, I mean, I've only done two science-fictions, but 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.
On whether we see a Xenomorph in the film:
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!
On whether Alien designer H.R. Giger is playing a part:
I brought him in, I showed him what we were doing, showed him the story and he liked it a lot. So he's doing a little bit of work for me. He's been doing some murals, big murals, which we'll see in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we're gonna go.
He also confirmed what he suggested a few months ago in saying that by the third act, you will see a DNA of the first Alien story:
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.
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Prometheus flies into theaters on June 8, 2012.