Scott: Sci fi is getting worn out

Ridley Scott's latest film Prometheus is out next month // Ridley Scott's latest film Prometheus is out next month
Ridley Scott's latest film Prometheus is out next month
Ridley Scott has said the market has become so flooded with monster and action films, that the science fiction genre is becoming tired.
Ridley Scott has said the market has become so flooded with monster and action films, that the science fiction genre is becoming tired.
The director of Alien and Blade Runner said he had to work hard to make sure his new space epic Prometheus is something completely different.
Ridley said: "Over the past few decades, we've been 'action filmed-out' and 'monster filmed-out' and almost 'science fiction filmed-out'. So the baseline question is: how original are you going to be?"
The 74-year-old triple Oscar nominee sat down with screenwriter Jon Spaihts and Lost veteran Damon Lindelof to hammer out an original idea which used Alien as a springboard to examine one very simple, universal question: where did the human race come from?
Ridley revealed: "Out of the creative process in developing the picture emerged a new, grand mythology, in which this original story takes place.
"The keen fan will recognise strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, far-reaching and provocative.
"Prometheus is the singular genre tale I'd been searching for."
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