The new issue of Empire is making the rounds - with PROMETHEUS on its cover.
In the issue, Sir Ridley Scott discusses the film. THIS piece on Empire's site teases a few points I thought y'all might find interesting. Scott hints at exactly how involved those "Space Jockeys" might be in the new picture, saying that...subsequent to his 1979 progenitor movie...
"[I've wanted to revisit it for] years! Years, years, years," he stresses, of Alien's space traveller subplot. "I always wondered when they did [Aliens] 2,3 and 4 why they hadn't touched upon that..
who's the big guy? And where were they going? And with what? Why that cargo? There's all kinds of questions."
Nothing hugely informative there, but it's yet more evidence that PROMETHEUS' core will draw meaningfully from ALIEN's famously oblique back story. This connection had previously been strongly inferred in a few publicity stills and via careful analysis of the movie's trailers...but this is one of Scott's more pointed assertions to date regarding his new film's direct interlock with ALIEN.
In the preview, Scott also addresses the PG-13 -vs- R rating debate.
"It's not just about the blood, it's about ideas that are very stressful. I'm not an idiot, but I'll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can."
More from Sir Ridley can be found in Empire, which arrives tomorrow.
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