An article on a Hungarian Film site has propped up an article which has some interesting words from one Ridley Scott regarding PROMETHEUS. It mentions its connection between ALIEN, and also what exactly Guy Pearce’s role will be.
Now we cannot be 100% sure this is truth, and APN have done their best to provide this translation. Make that this what you will, I have to say I am intrigued. I do warn you this could be considered a huge SPOILER, so avoid if you don’t want to know.
"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 new monsters as well."
Hopefully we will hear confirmation on this soon!
PROMETHEUS star Noomi Rapace