Ridley Scott: ”Prometheus’ is realistic’ – video

Watch the director talk up his return to sci-fi on NME.COM

Ridley Scott has claimed that Prometheus is grounded in reality.

The director is returning to science-fiction with the new movie, a prequel of sorts to his horror classic Alien. But in a new video, which you can watch at the top of the page, he has said that was keen for the story not to be completely speculative.

He said: “What’s really great about this particular screenplay, so much of it is based not on speculation but on walking round the truth of what there may be out there… The surprise is in the story. This particular screenplay is about who made us, where do we go afterwards, and how valid is that?”

.The film takes place 35 years before the events of Alien, and finds a crew of pioneers looking for answers to some of the universe’s biggest questions. Scott added: “The characters find an establishment which is not what they expected it to be, a civilisation, but what we find in it is very uncivilised behaviour. [There are] various forms of biology and bio-mechanoids. There’s quite a few elements in this which are pretty unique and break new ground.”

Of the scale of the production, Scott added: “Not just by definition of the scale of sets, but its about these very grand ideas and notions, elements that will make this story tick.”

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. It is released in the UK on June 1.Video