The plot behind Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been carefully guarded and only drips and drabs of what to expect have been leaked. In that time we’ve heard the film will be a loosely based prequel to the 1979 film Alien, also directed by Scott and that the trailer gives a hint to the location and the re-appearance of the ‘Space Jockey’ from the original Alien film.
Yesterday, a Hungarian interviewer spoke to Scott about the film and revealed that there may be a link to, not only Alien, but also Blade Runner – yet another Ridley Scott film.
“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.” [Comming Soon]
So perhaps the link between the androids in Alien and the Replicants in Blade Runner share the same origin or universe? We’ll have to wait and see, but the idea of ‘new monsters’ sounds intriguing.
A few hours after this nugget of info was dropped, so was a viral video showing the character Peter Weyland, played by Guy Pearce, talking at a TED Conference taking place in 2023. Coming across one part Richard Branson and one part Steve Jobs. See for yourself…