Damon Lindelof reveals fresh Prometheus details

News Simon Brew
29 Sep 2011 - 07:24

The covers are very slowly coming off Ridley Scott’s new visit to the world of Alien, Prometheus….

More and more news is seeping through about Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus. The film, that was once the Alien prequel, but is now a movie existing in the same universe instead, has been kept mainly under wraps these past few months. In fact, yesterday’s news of a new synopsis for the film was the first concrete information we’d had on the project in a while.

However, thanks to an interview between co-writer Damon Lindelof and MTV, we now know just a little bit more.

In particular, Lindelof has been talking about where the characters being played by both Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron fit into it all.

With regards Fassbender, “he plays a robot”, Lindelof revealed. One of the things that evokes the idea of Blade Runner is, 'what does the movie look like from the robot's point of view?' If you were to ask him, 'what do you think about all of this? What's going on? What do you think about these humans who are around you?,' wouldn't it be cool if we found a way for that robot to answer those questions.”

As for Theron, “her character’s name is Meredith Vickers, and she’s sort of a corporate entity”, he said. “That's another one of the familiar things from the Alien movies - that there are corporate interests in play. I feel like Charlize brought a new spin on that old variation. It's a remix …. I don't think she's slimy. She's not the fast-talking, snake-oil face of the company. By the way, ‘What company is she a face of?,’ I think is a big part of the fun. As we were developing the script, she had some really cool ideas that made it not the suit you're used to."

Finally, he teased that “I think the idea of building a really cool ensemble and again presenting the audience with like, 'who's going to be left standing at the end of this movie? Maybe all of them. Probably not,' [that's] part of the fun of what we set out to do."

It’s an interesting interview, and you can read it in full right here.

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