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[Video Interview] Sir Ridley Scott On The Intermingling Of Science And Religion In ‘Prometheus’, Its Potential Sequel And ‘Alien: Paradise’

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is only a couple of days away from its US release and I highly recommend it. You may have just read David Harley’s review – which makes many good points – but I liked it more than he did. My opinion of it is somewhere in the 8/10 range of Brad’s review. I also can’t stress enough how much you shouldn’t be expecting something similar to Alien. Prometheus is its own movie and its best to approach it on those terms (and let the Alien elements be bonus points along the way). I’m posting my spoiler heavy review (for discussion purposes) late tomorrow after the film’s US release. In the meantime, I’m continuing with our exclusive video interviews.

Today’s interview is with Ridley Scott himself, who I spoke to in London last week. We talk at length about the ideas and themes in the film, and also touch a bit on what the tone of the sequel might be (if it happens). Scott is a verbose, thoughtful man and I recommend giving him 6 or so minutes of your undivided attention.

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.

I’ve already posted an interview with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender as well as my chats with Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green. Also, over the next few days I’ll be posting two separate pieces with Damon Lindelof. Prometheus opens in the US on June 8th (click here for Brad’s spoiler light review). Head inside to check out the interview (and beware of mild spoilers I suppose).

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  • Spike0037

    PROMETHEUS takes place in the year 2093. ALIEN takes place in the year 2122. And on two different planets PROMETHEUS being LV-426 and ALIEN being LV-223. So the only way a sequel can be made is between those years and connecting the planets

    • EvanDickson

      Not unless it goes in a completely different direction, further away from Alien.

      • EvilHead1981

        I think there’s enough time and galaxy for Prometheus to do it’s own thing without conflicting much with what happens in Alien. The only way it WOULD conflict if it LITERALLY retconned something from Alien, but like I said, there’s so much time to and galaxy to explore, they could very well do a few more movies without any direct conflict with the first Alien movie.

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