Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How Does Prometheus Tie Into Alien Series?

Some folks have speculated that the upcoming movie "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien" and "Aliens," movies, but this may not be true. Before you read much further, you might want to know that what Ridley Scott (director) has to say about the movie might be a bit of a spoiler -

“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. 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."

I'll be honest, I'm glad it stands on its own and has new creatures, new world and all. I adore the way Ridley Scott does SciFi on other planets--it's just so gritty and the proportions are all distorted as it would be in land without our biologic basis. I love the lack of color, hard man-made steel versus creatures with no conscience - brilliant! It is slated to come out in June and I cannot wait! Some movies must be seen on the big screen and anything Ridley Scott does - yeah, it's a requirement. 

Here you go- have your film of Ridley Scott in these movies -

 

2 comments:

  1. Super Excited.

    Too bad you're so far away, we could do a Ridley Scott MOVIE FEST!

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  2. I'm still waiting for all restaurants to be Taco Bell. (LOL!)

    Thanks! I didn't even know about "Prometheus" - now I'm looking forward to it!

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