An apparent translation of an interview with Hungarian website Mozinezo (via AVP Galaxy) has director Ridley Scott explaining how his upcoming sci-fi epic "Prometheus" and his cinematic classic "Alien" together.
Up until this point all those involved have downplayed the link of "Prometheus" being a prequel as much as possible, despite the teaser trailer for the film showing numerous connections to the original 1979 feature.
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Scott explains - "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.”
He goes on to say "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.”
Pearce has previously said his character only has a very short cameo in the film.