COULD MISLEADING THE FANS HURT THERON'S "PROMETHEUS"?
20th Century Fox
When the new trailer was released for Charlize Theron's 'Prometheus', we noted that it resembled Ripely Scott's trailer of the original 1979 movie 'Alien'.
Fans of 'Prometheus' have been claiming for some time that it was a prequel to the original 'Alien' movie. However, Scott keeps denying the connection. Could his denials hurt the film when it is released and fans see similarities?
The Bleeding Cool is reporting that Scott is now admitting a connection to 'Prometheus', however tenuously, regarding the "company" in charge of the ship itself. Bleeding Cool prefaced Scott's quote by stating that there could be a doubtful translation issue from an interview given in Hungary.
In the quote, Scott is describing actor Guy Pearce's role and the Weyland connection:
"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."
So the name of the company is the only factor that relates the two films? Bleeding Cool states that they confirmed from a "good source" 9 months ago that the aliens in the film are like the aliens in the original 'Alien' movie.
Why the desception? Will this anger fans and hurt the box office if it is found that this film at least appears to be an extension of the 'Alien' films if not a prequel? Only time will tell.
Nevertheless, why is Scott trying to remove 'Prometheus' away from the originally successful 'Alien' film? Would it set expectations too high for 'Prometheus'?
From the looks of things, Bleeding Cool believes that they have been lied to as well as the fans. This is not a good thing. If the film is good, the fact that fans were lied to may go away or at least allow forgiveness for the deception.
Here is the latest 'Promethus' trailer and the original 'Alien' trailer below. Compare them for yourself and see if there are any similarities you can tell.
Alien (Theatrical Trailer) by NakedBrotha2007