Fassbender on Prometheus ‘ Connection to Alien


MTV talked to Michael Fassbender about starring in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which was originally started as an Alien prequel but evolved into a new sci-fi film through the work of Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Scott. But how much will the film still be connected to Alien?

“There’s a definite connecting vein,” Fassbender said. “You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.”

He added that first thought it was another Alien movie, but then he read the script. “It’s new, yet it’s in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there’s a whole new revelation within this film.”

He continued by saying that the structure of the first “Alien” movies is still there. “There’s action in it, but the intelligence is what struck me when I read it. It’s more sort of like the original ones. There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action.”

He said he’s going to be doing some yoga and Pilates to get ready for the role. “I need to sort out my posture a little bit. I want to be as tall as I can standing next to those aliens!”

Co-starring Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron, the film is scheduled for a June 8, 2012 release. You can check out the interview segment using the player below!