‘Prometheus’ Cast & Crew Break Down the Film’s Lofty Themes

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am,

As splendid as everything in Prometheus looks – from the other-worldly artifact design overseen by art director John King (Troy, John Carter), to the glimpses of creatures and extraterrestrial architecture influenced by H.R. Giger’s original conceptual art for Alien – it’s the lofty themes and provocative subject matter that director Ridley Scott keeps teasing which has fans especially eager to see the filmmaker try his hand at the sci-fi genre once again.

Today we have excerpts from a Prometheus set report that sheds light on said ideas through interviews with some of the people who collaborated on this project.

That list includes Ridley Scott, screenwriter Damon Lindelof and costar Michael Fassbender (among others).

While the quotes do not contain outright SPOILERS for Prometheus, anyone who is especially sensitive to plot information or wants to go in as blank as possible should probably turn away. Everyone else, click to the next page for all the enticing insights from the cast and filmmakers.

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  1. This movie friggin’ fascinates me, it makes my mind think of different possibilities and scenarios. I cant wait.

  2. Sci-fi is at it’s best when it tries to tackle broader topics, and isn’t just about blowing sh*t up. I’ve got a good feeling that “Prometheus” will deliver.

  3. Not convinced these bigger themes will satisfy, since Alien was such a wonderfully “small” film by comparison (which I loved especially for that reason).

    But I am absolutely looking forward to it, the trailers are really something. Onward, Ridley Scott!

    • Agree.

  4. Can’t wait. My number 1 most anticipated film of the year.

  5. Like others mentioned above me I love the fact that this is going to be a film that will get the brain working.
    Sure, I love a straight up Sci-Fi Action film as much as anyone. Not all movies need to be brain teasers.
    But IMO Sci-Fi is at it’s best when it explores the meaning of the universe and our place in it. And if done well it will keep you thinking and debating after you left the theater.
    I’ll be honest though. There’s times that Lindelof worries me. I’m one of the Lost fans who’s still a bit ticked off at how the series finished. But when it comes to Prometheus I’m willing to put those feelings aside and go in with a open mind.

    • I recommend you check out that Sci-Fi Show link I included, as the whole set report features quotes from Lindelof where he discusses how closely Scott worked with him on the Prometheus screenplay – for comfort, that is. ;-)

  6. When was the last time we had a sci-fi movie like this? … oh wait. I remember. Alien v.s. Predator. Same premise (sort of) about how mankind was aided by aliens and such. I really really hope Prometheus doesn’t even resemble that travesty.

  7. Like I’ve been saying for almost a year now, since the first rumors about this production; we should get a bigger mystery to replace the one that ‘Alien’ threw at us in the form of the space Jockey. It sure looks like this movie is addressing that. That makes me happy… :)

  8. Avengers and Prometheus will be the films of the year at the Academy Awards, I just feel it!
    Question: those boxy things the spacemen are walking among would not be Alien eggs, would they?
    I know one thing for sure: I’m definitely buying both those films on DVD!

  9. I’m not sure how much it’s been discussed or not but Prometheus is a pre-qual to Alien. i knew right when i saw and heard the trailer. listen to any trailer for Alien then watch a trailer for Prometheus.

  10. Robin Hood and Body of Lies were hardly thought provoking films. This is what he does best when off his leash.

    I’ve been following the progress of this film from the start. No way will this be a disappointment.

    Can’t wait.