In the past 30 years, Ridley Scott has made some really amazing films. Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down, and Matchstick Men, just to name a few. But no matter how many films I list, none will match one of his earliest and most defining pieces…Alien. The man created a terrifying world and brought it to life in such a way that today, in 2012, people still look back on it as one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
And now he’s back, and according to his Prometheus actors he’s just as on point as he’s ever been. A new featurette has appeared over at Apple, and while it doesn’t reveal anything new, it’s still wonderful to hear a visionary director so excited about being back in the sci-fi saddle, finally continuing with a legacy he helped define. Scope it out below.
It’s short, and much of the time is spent listening to actors talk about how much they love Ridley Scott, but it’s fun seeing the state of the sets in a production setting rather than on finished film. You really get a good look at the cockpit where the Space Jockey spends most of his time, as well as some of the Prometheus itself.
The film hits theaters June 8th, and that day couldn’t get here fast enough. Maybe I’m jumping the gun here, but once Prometheus hits theaters, I think we’ll all be able to die happy.