Michael Fassbender Talks Shooting 'Prometheus' with Ridley Scott
The anticipated Alien prequel from Ridley Scott won't hit theaters until summer 2012, but production on Prometheus is already underway, and one of the film's stars has finally spoken out about filming on the project. Michael Fassbender, who plays an android in the film, recently spoke with Hero Complex about this exciting project which also stars Charlize Theron and Idris Elba, and it sounds like a great return to the classic sci-fi franchise. Though he doesn't reveal anything more about the story or his character, Fassbender says excitedly, "I walk on the set and I feel like I'm walking on a spaceship. It's breathtaking." Read on!
Fassbender continued, "All the various panels and screens and it's just dealing with a top-notch art department and carpenters and the riggers and everything that goes into putting that together. It's just, well, breathtaking, all of it." As for his character, while no details are mentioned, he does say:
"I feel I've got it at my fingertips, it's there but challenging and, you know, I'm excited. I've got a few ideas that I'm running with and I think I've got a grasp on it but it's always something that, organically, moving on its own course. I'm having a lot of fun with it. There's a lot of interesting quirks and niches to him and I'm having a lot of fun exploring it."
And if just the thought of working on another Alien film wasn't rewarding enough, Fassbender is also a huge fan of Blade Runner, so working with Ridley Scott is a dream come true. He says, "It's my favorite movie. I just love that movie. And really I love all the different versions, I just don't care, I love that world and whatever you want to take from it you can take from it, nothing is fore-set in any way. I love that it's a very feasible futuristic place, and again that quality that you're in a thriller but you don't know it. There's always something at play and everyone has an agenda but none of it is really openly expressed." If he's that passionate about Blade Runner, I can only imagine what he's bringing to the table for Prometheus. Sounding good?