Ridley Scott finally breaks the silence surrounding Prometheus
Two sidebars before we dive in: 1) It's always possible that there was something amiss with the translation from Hungarian to English of what Ridley Scott said to the Hungarian movie news outlet that broke this, and so information may have been left out or written down incorrectly. 2) There are are some spoilers ahead, so if you're the kind of person who enjoyed knowing nothing at all about PROMETHEUS I would suggest that you go elsewhere.
This is currently unconfirmed insofar as official channels go, so do with that fact as you will. If this really is true I don't know why Scott wouldn't release a statement in English too, but...
"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 course new monsters as well."
Bearing in mind that Pearce told MTV News this past January that he is in PROMETHEUS "only for a minute," this could both work and not work with the new information revealed above. Though I feel like the owner of PROMETHEUS' ill fated ship would have a larger role than Pearce describes (perhaps in a sequel?), so we'll see. That's all anyone can say really. We'll see. And soon too, as you can catch PROMETHEUS and have everyone hear you scream this coming July 8th.
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|Extra Tidbit:||If true, is this the sort of "connective tissue" you were hoping for between ALIEN and PROMETHEUS?|