Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” (c’mon! it’s definitely an “Alien” prequel! The Space Jockey, the Title Font, the Music, the Look… it’s the backstory of the acid-drippers) will lend it’s trailer to the trailer archive in a couple of days. For the moment, Fox have released a short ‘trailer for the trailer’ which offers a short glimpse at the film, which you can view below.
Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s talking about that ‘link’ between “Alien” and “Prometheus” again.
The filmmaker tells Filmophilia that no aliens will feature in the movie…. but something from that series will.
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.
And there’s also the Space Jockey, which appeared in “Alien”, making a reprise here.
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.
“Prometheus” opens next June.