Set Harth wrote:
(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?
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.