Guy Pearce's Prometheus role revealed

Prometheus has long been thought to share a connection with Ridley Scott’s previous sci-fi smash Alien , and according to Scott, that connection will be embodied by the character portrayed by Guy Pearce.

“When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made,” explains Scott, “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,” he continues, “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."

How do you explain the Space Jockey then Ridley? Hmmm? In any case, this latest update is an intriguing nugget of info. We’re presuming Pearce’s involvement will probably be fairly minimal, but it’s interesting that both the Nostromo and the Prometheus are sent on their missions on the back of Weyland family funding.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron, Prometheus opens in the UK on 1 June 2012. Just over three months to go then, before the rest of Ridley’s secrets are revealed…

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