The guys over at The Sci-fi Show have a great behind the scenes feature on their website on the movie Prometheus. They talk with all the principles from the movie and a lot of the chat is pretty standard stuff, however…
The did get a few spoiler-ific bits from two people in particular. Firstly, production designer Arthur Max spoke about the pilots of the giant ship – the space jockeys -from the original Alien and said: “Very loosely, these creatures are some kind of genetic Engineers on an interplanetary level… They go around creating life. In certain ways, they’re kind of God-like.” Now, anyone who has been reading about Prometheus over the last few months will know there was rumours and a leaked script that all claimed the Space Jockeys may be responsible for the creation of the human race and the xenomorphs may fit in there somewhere too, so it would appear Mr Max has confirmed there’s at least some truth to these rumours.
The next interesting tidbit came from FTN favourite Michal Fassbender: “There’s always politics within, and that’s why, I think, this cast got together. The tempo, the pace, the intelligence of the script; each person has got their own agenda on that ship and it’s each a very individual agenda. Some people are there for the pay. Other people are there to get answers. Other people are there to hopefully attain some sort of secret. Others are there in somewhat of a spite journey. You’ve got all these collective relationships, individuals and motivations and that’s what makes quite intriguing even before the s@#t hits the fan.”
This is a nice insight into what we can expect from the crew of Prometheus and the characters they’ll inhabit… it’s impossible not to get excited for this movie… only two months to go!