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Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus' Is " '2001' On Steroids" Plus New Pics & Terrifying Audio From The Crew

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 2, 2012 at 12:46PM

Need any more convincing that "Prometheus" is going to blow your balls off? How about this: “ [It's] ‘2001’ on steroids.”
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Need any more convincing that "Prometheus" is going to blow your balls off? How about this: “[It's] ‘2001’ on steroids.”

With the promotional ramp up to the highly anticipated going full throttle, Ridley Scott recently sat down the with New York Times (via Prometheus Forums) to talk about the film, which he compared to Stanley Kubrick's classic. Of course, there are no major relevations, but Scott does tease that the film, which concerns humanity going back to confront our origins, will have grave consequences. “God doesn’t hate us,” he said. “But God could be disappointed in us — like children.” The director also suggests that the origin of the space jockey from "Alien" will finally be answered, asking aloud, “Who was he? Why did he land there? Was he in trouble?”

Touching on the idea that humanity hasn't been able to move forward technologically without some kind of assistance theological or extraterristrial, it seems "Prometheus" is tackling some very big questions about the universe all within the structure of a summer sci-fi blockbuster, which sounds great to us. And adding to the speculation that Michael Fassbender's android won't be entirely trustworthy, screenwriter Damon Lindelhof adds, “David knows exactly who created him, and he is not impressed by his creator.” And while we'd like to close our eyes and ears right now and open them again on June 8th and just see the film and how all these disaprate threads tie together, there are even more bits and bobs to take in.

In addition to the pics from the NY Times, Bloody Digusting has come across a new viral that you can listen to below which offers some truly hair-raising audio from the crew who are going through some kind of hell. Lots and lots of screaming and lots of squelching alien sounds. It's a bit spoiler-y (among the choice quotes: "Cut it off! Cut it off!" and "It's in my suit") but damn if it isn't terrifying as well. Can it be June already?

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