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Ridley Scott's no-longer-a-prequel-to-ALIEN tale, PROMETHEUS looks to be a terribly exciting return for the director, both in terms of his own enthusiasm and the terrific cast he's so far lined up. We're all a bit confused, however, as to how the initial project became PROMETHEUS and just what connection it will continue to have to the ALIEN series.
Michael Fassbender (EDEN LAKE, the upcoming X MEN: FIRST CLASS) spoke to MTV, and while it's not revelatory, did shed some light on the film: "Oh, absolutely. There's a definite connecting vein. You realize you're part of something else, but it's definitely in keeping with the old ones."
He continued:"When I read it, I was like, 'Well, okay, another ALIEN. Where do you go with this idea?' And then I sort of read the script, and it's new, yet it's in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there's a whole new revelation within this film."
In discussing the tone, Fassbender's further comments make the film sound closer in atmosphere to Scott's slow burning original, while also assuring the deadly creatures will rear their heads. "There's action in it," he said, "but the intelligence is what struck me when I read it. It's more sort of like the original ones. There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action. I was thinking about doing some yoga, some Pilates. I need to sort out my posture a little bit. I want to be as tall as I can standing next to those aliens!"
PROMETHEUS is planning to hit June 8, 2012, starring Noomi Rapace, Fassbender and Charlize Theron.
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