Ridley Scott’s got a lot on his mind in Prometheus and a lot of really interesting things are beginning to trickle out in regard to his take on the material. Today an interesting piece hit over at the Sydney Morning Herald and it contains the following quote, which very much ties into what we’ve been hearing about the film’s evolutionary themes.
“I’ve got to check [for spoilers] very carefully here, but it is about the beginning of life and ’what if’. It’s a giant ’what if’. Has this ball that we’re sitting on right now been around here for three billion years or one billion? Either way, it’s a long f—ing time. It’s only our kind of arrogance that says ”We’re the first ones.” Are we the first hominids? I really, really, really doubt it. In recent memory or legend we keep talking about wonderful, weird things such as Atlantis – what is that? Where does that come from? Is that real, was it real, is it a memory, did it exist? And if that did exist, did it exist three quarters of a billion years ago? There’d be nothing left now. How was that created and who was it?”
Hit the jump for more. Prometheus is in theaters June 8th. How do the characters in Prometheus tackle these themes?
“They have a different thesis about – what we were first talking about – being pre-visited, which is an old idea. But I think it comes out of a good place because it’s an entirely good question. Is there a God or is there not a God? Are we a petri dish here or not, and if we were a petri dish, of whom? What was the force, what is the entity that we can’t possibly even fathom, because it’s something we haven’t crossed that line yet?”
Be sure to check out the entire interview at the link below.