This movie has been out for a few days. Nonetheless, not all of you have seen it, so be warned:
*** There are huge spoilers ahead! ****
A new batch of behind-the-scenes photos has been released from Prometheus that reveal the Elder Engineer and a space jockey capsule from director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller. Take a look at the photos, and read on to see what the filmmaker had to say about this 'God-like creature' who resides behind that iconic Space Jockey mask.
Director Ridley Scott recently opened up about the engineers, who he compares to the dark angels in John Milton's poem Paradise Lost.
"So I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God. As she says, 'This is not what I thought it was going to be, and I think we should get the Hell out of here or there won't be any place to go back to.'
That's not necessarily planted in the ground at the tail end of the third act, but I knew that's kind of where we should go, because if we've opened up this door -- which I hope we have because I certainly would like to do another one - I'd love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous. In a funny kind of way, if you look at the Engineers, they're tall and elegant ... they are dark angels. If you look at [John Milton's] Paradise Lost, the guys who have the best time in the story are the dark angels, not God. He goes to all the best nightclubs, he's better looking, and he gets all of the birds."
to read the full interview with Ridley Scott.
Prometheus was released June 8th, 2012 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.