Io9 got to chat with Jon Spaihts, who wrote five drafts of Prometheus, before it was handed off to Damon Lindelof. In this interview, the Prometheus writter talks about his original script for the film, working with Ridley Scott and sci-fi in general.
“The Alien universe has its own rules, and they extend to character archetypes. The android is one of these. It’s always a challenge to honor the archetype and still find something new to do. Ridley wasn’t interested in repeating his own work or others’. He was always reaching for the new idea.“
In related news, there’s a brief new interview with Prometheus concept designer Daniel Simon. You can watch it here.