An interesting interview has been translated out of a Hungarian news outlet where Prometheus director Ridley Scott reveals a major connection between his 1979 Alien and the forthcoming prequel arriving in theaters June 8.
“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.”
Even though Ridley states there’s no other connection, the trailer itself features the Alien Space Jockey. He’s either lying, forgot or just delusional.
With Prometheus, Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.