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Ridley Scott has apparently talked about the connection between the first Alien movie and Prometheus in an interview with IC Press. The news arrives via Hungarian website Mozinezo.hu, revealing some spoilery and yet to be confirmed details about Guy Pearce’s role in the film. According to them, Ridley stated the following (translated via Google, courtesy of APN):

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.

This January Guy Pearce revealed to MTV Movies that he will be in the film “only for a minute“. Thanks to APN for the news.

Update: This has been now confirmed via a viral promotion for Prometheus.


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  1. You know guys, we are making a big hoo ha over nothing really. We already know the Weyland company are in this. So we are fussing over which particular small role an actor plays, it's not a huge deal.
  2. sounding more like bullshit.

    http://www.prometheusforum.net/discussion/comment/5714#Comment_5714

    I believe that person is referring to mozinezo.hu and filmsite.hu. They certantly wouldn't have talked to Ridley Scott. All those Hungarian blog sites are pointing to IC Press as the source of the news. Allegedly IC Press (InterCom) works for Fox in Hungary as their film distributor so it's all pretty confusing ATM.

    It doesn't help that Fox has so far ignored all efforts from press when trying to confirm the news. Hopefully it will get clarified soon.
  3. Are these people lazy or stupid or illogical or all of the above?
    There are quotes from multiple actors in this movie saying that it is part of the ALIEN franchise.
    So please do some independent research and come up with a new question to pose to people here or else don't type anything.

    I don't think that was ChrisPachi's point at all.

    It's just been a frustrating couple of months since the trailer  :-\

    It was my point. I was just riffing one meaning from what he wrote.
  4. Are these people lazy or stupid or illogical or all of the above?
    There are quotes from multiple actors in this movie saying that it is part of the ALIEN franchise.
    So please do some independent research and come up with a new question to pose to people here or else don't type anything.

    I don't think that was ChrisPachi's point at all.

    It's just been a frustrating couple of months since the trailer  :-\
  5. That's why the discussion of this film has become so dull. People are still asking "ummmmmm sooooo is this an Alien Prequel". And if they got ON their arse, looked around the web for an hour and did some research they'd very easily come to the conclusion that is at least an ALIEN movie that is set before the first movie.

    Are these people lazy or stupid or illogical or all of the above?
    There are quotes from multiple actors in this movie saying that it is part of the ALIEN franchise.
    So please do some independent research and come up with a new question to pose to people here or else don't type anything.
  6. I wouldn't let it bother you to this extent. I feel that Ridley is being advised to play down the connection by Fox because whilst it's long been called a prequel it doesn't play to type the way most sequels/prequels do.

    Yes I understand all that and have been willing to think this way up until now, but the double-speak surrounding this movie has reached far past infuriating. I am surprised that there isn't more fan backlash against this ridiculous 'marketing' campaign. Maybe if there was we would finally get some intelligent commentary from the film makers.

    -Chris

    You obviously haven't seen all the numerous topics that have been taken over by the "Is it a prequel or not?" debate, that exists solely because of Scott's double-speak such as this.
  7. I wouldn't let it bother you to this extent. I feel that Ridley is being advised to play down the connection by Fox because whilst it's long been called a prequel it doesn't play to type the way most sequels/prequels do.

    Yes I understand all that and have been willing to think this way up until now, but the double-speak surrounding this movie has reached far past infuriating. I am surprised that there isn't more fan backlash against this ridiculous 'marketing' campaign. Maybe if there was we would finally get some intelligent commentary from the film makers.

    -Chris
  8. Peter Weyland could be the ancestor to Charles Bishop?

    No, the other way around.


    Peter Weyland would come before Charles B since this movie takes place 30 years before Alien(which Bishop appears in). Bishop is likely the nephew or cousin of Peter Weyland.


    I was thinking of the AVP guy.


    It's Charles Bishop Weyland in Alien vs Predator
    It's Peter Weyland in Prometheus
    It's Bishop the Synthetic Person in Aliens (and also Alien3)
    It's Michael Bishop At the end of Alien3
    It's Rook, the Synthetic Person in Aliens: Colonial Marines
    It's Karl Bishop Weyland in Aliens vs Predator (the 2010 video game)


    And it's Peter Bishop in Fringe.


    Where does this guy fit?
    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxhT2RcD3LU1oo29xWrg8ZGF54Luhay9Ph7A0mDgkKGLTKk6udZeuyJ9eDqQ
  9. My thinking, here, is that Sir Ridley was speaking to "John Q. Public" and the unwashed masses  ;D

    I suspect he knew that it was one of the most discussed and debated issue within "fandom".

    That's right, he does know, which is why his latest comment (if legit) shows complete contempt for the fan-base. His statement that the only link between the two films is the company who owns the spaceships is a balls-out lie. Either he doesn't know that the trailer was even released, is so senile that he can't remember what he did or said yesterday or thinks that his fans are all such morons as to swallow any horseshit that comes out his mouth.

    So far I have been sucked in pretty badly by all of the secrecy, but this crap is getting on the nerves. I understand that they want to keep the debate raging for as long as they can, but its getting stupid now. There's are good chance that most of the spin about this film has been bullshit all along, especially in light of this latest contradiction from the man in charge.

    -Chris

    I wouldn't let it bother you to this extent. I feel that Ridley is being advised to play down the connection by Fox because whilst it's long been called a prequel it doesn't play to type the way most sequels/prequels do. He's not disrespecting anyone, he just giving out information to the general movie going public and probably thinking (via Fox advice) that he has to underplay A  L  I  E  N  because of the sequels which are a more recent memory. At one time Ridley said that anyone who is a fan of   A  L   I   E  N   will recognise familiar things in Prometheus. He's also said it connects only with the first and doesn't have any connection with the sequels.

    Just accept the subterfuge as part of the marketing game that he is having to play. It's true he wants it to be a mystery and for there to be plenty of new surprises - given that, why would he want to confirm anything that kills any suspense?
  10. My thinking, here, is that Sir Ridley was speaking to "John Q. Public" and the unwashed masses  ;D

    I suspect he knew that it was one of the most discussed and debated issue within "fandom".

    That's right, he does know, which is why his latest comment (if legit) shows complete contempt for the fan-base. His statement that the only link between the two films is the company who owns the spaceships is a balls-out lie. Either he doesn't know that the trailer was even released, is so senile that he can't remember what he did or said yesterday or thinks that his fans are all such morons as to swallow any horseshit that comes out his mouth.

    So far I have been sucked in pretty badly by all of the secrecy, but this crap is getting on the nerves. I understand that they want to keep the debate raging for as long as they can, but its getting stupid now. There's are good chance that most of the spin about this film has been bullshit all along, especially in light of this latest contradiction from the man in charge.

    -Chris
  11. Peter Weyland could be the ancestor to Charles Bishop?
    No, the other way around.

    Peter Weyland would come before Charles B since this movie takes place 30 years before Alien(which Bishop appears in). Bishop is likely the nephew or cousin of Peter Weyland.

    I was thinking of the AVP guy.

    It's Charles Bishop Weyland in Alien vs Predator
    It's Peter Weyland in Prometheus
    It's Bishop the Synthetic Person in Aliens (and also Alien3)
    It's Michael Bishop At the end of Alien3
    It's Rook, the Synthetic Person in Aliens: Colonial Marines
    It's Karl Bishop Weyland in Aliens vs Predator (the 2010 video game)

    And it's Peter Bishop in Fringe.
  12. Peter Weyland could be the ancestor to Charles Bishop?
    No, the other way around.

    Peter Weyland would come before Charles B since this movie takes place 30 years before Alien(which Bishop appears in). Bishop is likely the nephew or cousin of Peter Weyland.

    I was thinking of the AVP guy.

    It's Charles Bishop Weyland in Alien vs Predator
    It's Peter Weyland in Prometheus
    It's Bishop the Synthetic Person in Aliens (and also Alien3)
    It's Michael Bishop At the end of Alien3
    It's Rook, the Synthetic Person in Aliens: Colonial Marines
    It's Karl Bishop Weyland in Aliens vs Predator (the 2010 video game)
  13. so now that guy has been confirmed as weyland, do we think this also confirms the rumoured scene of weyland and david on a yacht/boat at the beginning and david being weylands butler?.

    thanks

    rich
  14. This is from back when it was an ALIEN PREQUEL. A lot of the plot and themes have obviously changed  :laugh:

    MTV: Since this is a prequel, will you need to make the ships more primitive-looking than in "Alien"?

    Scott: It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?'

    MTV: And is the Weyland-Yutani company in existence at this point?

    Scott: It's Weyland. Weyland hasn't joined Yutani yet, so they go and see Weyland. [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.
  15. Interesting, I dare say that this takes places before Weyland merges with Yutani?This movie must explain why the future W-Y company is so intent on getting the Alien because this is how they must of supposedly learned of the xenos.  Peter Weyland could be the ancestor to Charles Bishop?
  16. RS: 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.[/i]

    Clearly, he didn't read Aliens Original Sin.
  17. Ridley is pretty funny. He's so stuck in his ways, constant poker face. But when he's pressed on an issue he'll spill like in this interview:

    EGE: So you are linking this directly with the Alien films?

    RS: Not at all.

    EGE: Not at all?

    RS: No.

    EGE: No?

    RS: 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.

    EGE: The official synopsis from Fox says that this revolves around the “Alien Gods”, the “Space Jockey” from the first film.

    RS: 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.
  18. Ridley also claims that Peter Weyland is the only link to the Alien films, but what about the Derelict and the Space Jockeys?

    Scott has either been completely mis-quoted/translated, didn't actually say anything of the sort at all or is talking straight out of his ass (as he has been known to do). If the latter, this is just the same smoke and mirrors bullshit that has surrounded this film since the beginning, only with this latest quote we know that Scott (or his press department) is talking complete and utter rubbish.

    We shouldn't even be debating this. It is misinformation.

    -Chris
  19. I don't think Ridley variating on the ALIEN theme in terms of the 'Giger look and feel' is bad whatsoever. Why do we need a repeat of the exact same look of the first film? Why do the original alien creatures need to show up for us to be excited about this film? I want something different, familiar yet in a fresh direction. If some of you want every aesthetic that Scott presented to us in A L I E N then I Implore you, go watch ALIEN.
  20. "G'day, Peytah Weyland ere. If ya lackin forah Spahace-Crift fuh Intahstellah contahct with OILIENS, den lack naw bladdy ferther mate. guz I gottem, right ere, right niiiiiiiiiiow, sheepest in bladdy tohwn"

    This is me hoping that Peter Weyland is Australian.
  21. I'm anxious to see where Scott is taking this (and I hope it's a very, VERY good place) and I'm excited for the new creatures, but I know I'm not alone when I say I was REALLY hoping he was going to save our favorite bio mechanical organism from the short, dimwitted, pathetically weak, cannon fodder of a mess we now have.

    I have to say I'm not too pleased with the overall new bio mechanical look in Prometheus, either. It looks more cybernetic than bio mechanical. You can tell everything is made from some sort of alloy whereas, in the original ALIEN, it looked as though it were made from the bones taken from some bizarre creature. THAT is bio mechanical. The new look is lacking that Giger feel. And that bothers me. A lot.

    Can't wait to see Guy Pearce in the upcoming Luc Besson sci-fi film "Lockout".

    "What happenned in that hotel room"...

    Guy Pearce:  "It was coupon night, and I was trapolining your wife".  LOL   ;D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax2ts7PGpNE#ws

    f**king. Awesome. :laugh:

    Please Prometheus, please, rub AVP and Paul Anderson's silliness out of existence...

    Oh God yes. That, and the bombastic shite spawned by the unholy "Brothers Strause".
  22. I get what everybody is saying, I'm just complaining a little that when asked directly on whether or not this film is a prequel, Ridley doesn't give a straight yes or no but instead goes on saying that Guy Pierce is Peter Weyland and that that's the only connection or whatnot.  He also claims that this film is set in "a new world" which doesn't help the concept that this is a film taking place in the Alien universe which isn't exactly brand new.
  23. This is really exciting stuff. Obviously, this is a prequel but it will stand alone and still tie in some of the back-story of ALIEN. To be honest, as much I love ALIEN/ALIENS, it will be really cool to see new stuff in the same Universe created by Ridley.  He’s giving us the best of both worlds, something completely new and cool with big tie-ins to ALIEN. Obviously, I think he’s doing a little misdirect here. I don’t think he or the producers want to advertise this as ALIEN V.  I won't be disappointed if the Xeno ends up not making an appearance. Still, I am willing to bet that there will be more than what we know now (related to the Xeno) that will be in Prometheus. It is amazing that here we are, almost March and still no major leaks. I think that is pretty amazing in this digital age and given the excitement over this film. I'm thinking that we will see a lot of new clips and pics in March though.
  24. It's a story set in the same fictional Universe that ALIEN is set in. The timeline is before the first ALIEN movie. The end of this movie is not the beginning of Alien but things that happen in Prometheus will relate to Alien.

    For example we might not see the creation of the ALIENS and the EGGS in Prometheus, but we may be given information in the course of the movie that will allow us to create a reasonable and plausible theory in our minds to how they came about.
  25. can somebody please explain to me how this is going to be a prequel?????

    pre·quel
    noun

    a literary or dramatic work whose story precedes that of an earlier-written work.

    Just because it's not "the adventures of young Ripley" doesn't mean it's not a prequel.

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    bram stokers dracula is not a prequel to blade trinity :)

    No, because Dracula was written first. The Blade trilogy can, however, be viewed as a sequel to Dracula, as the events of that book form part of the history of Blade's world, as well as Dracula actually featuring in the third film.

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