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Ridley Scott breaks silence about Prometheus


19 December 2011

Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott has been fairly tight lipped about the process but in a new interview Scott has opened up about key elements of the script.

Scott has previously said that fans of Alien will see “strands” of Alien DNA within the hotly anticipated film and now we know a little bit more "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."

While the official Prometheus synopsis confirms the film centres on the Space Jockey of the first film, Scott discusses their role and what to expect "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."

When talking about the look of the film, he says that he brought in Surrealist painter and set designer, H.R. Giger adding "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."

Ridley Scott's Prometheus lands in cinemas on June 1 and features Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson.

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