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Old May 14 2012, 07:53 PM   #872
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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(there's a reason the ads have been playing up that Scott is the director of Blade Runner and Gladiator, not Alien)
Because Blade Runner isn't a sci-fi film?
Blade Runner doesn't have the stigma of the last three entries in the franchise being God-awful. Fox was very deliberate to avoid any sort of direct link to Alien outside of promotions over the last couple of months, and for good reason -- by positioning Prometheus as its own thing, the studio was able to start the build and avoid people saying, "Oh, fuck, another one? Weren't the two Alien vs. Predator movies bad enough?"

And don't you think the ads are playing up Alien in ways other than showing the word "Alien" on the screen?
There's been a definite slow burn; now that they're mimicking the original Alien trailer (and using that siren), the connection is becoming a little more clear-cut.
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