The plot of Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' has been kept fairly secret since it's appeared on our radar like a looming planet in the sky. Is it a sequel to the seminal sci-fi film 'Alien'? Is it a prequel? Is it just in the same universe? What the frak?
Scott's spilled a bean or two recently, and while it's only a small detail, we're sucking it up like a hungry face-hugger. The first link between the two movies is Guy Pearce's character, a businessman who owns the ship Prometheus.
"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."
Wouldn't it be glorious and insane if Scott threw in a connection to the "Blade Runner" sequel, too? Serious fans of "Alien" and "Blade Runner" are already aghast (although deadly curious!) about these sort-of sequels. Some of us are even skeptical that the "Blade Runner" sequel will be made at all, although it was recently reported that Harrison Ford is in talks to reprise his career-defining role as Rick Deckard.
In any case, we're wondering if Pearce's role is the only thing that "Alien" and "Prometheus" has in common. Maybe a Jones 2.0?
What do you think?