Sigourney Weaver "Curious" About Ridley Scott's Prometheus
01.23.12 by BJSprecher
Much of the credit for the success of Alien is owed to visionary director Ridley Scott, but it's hard to imagine the movie could have spawned a decades-spanning franchise complete with comic book and video game spin-offs if not for the enduring presence of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley (TotalSciFi ranks Ripley as the #1 female sci-fi icon). While Ripley will not be making an appearance in Scott's highly-anticipated return to the Alien universe, Prometheus, Weaver admitted to being "curious" about the movie and told SkyNews that her input may have had something to do with the plot.
Fox and I disagreed on how the franchise should continue. But I'm glad it's Ridley doing it and I'll be as curious as anyone, or maybe more curious, to see it. I think he took my suggestion.
Fox wanted to go to earth and I said, 'That's so boring. Who wants to see aliens on earth?' I said, 'Go back to the planet.'
Prometheus was written by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens) from a script originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) to be a prequel to Alien. The plot revolves around a group of scientists and explorers who embark on a journey to the distant planet Prometheus in search of answers to the origins of life in the universe. Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson star.