20th Century Fox is being incredibly tight-lipped about Ridley Scott’s new addition to the Alien series but a couple of more information about Prometheus are beginning to emerge. Yesterday we had an official synopsis that answered a couple of questions and now writer Damon Lindelof has revealed some very interesting details. "[Michael Fassbender] plays a robot. Some of the things that evokes the speculation of Blade Runner is, ‘What does the movie appear to be from the robot’s point of view?’ In the event you were to invite him, ‘What do you concentrate on all of this? What is going on? What do you consider these humans who’re around you?’, would it not be cool if we found some way for that robot to reply to those questions,” Lindelof said in an interview with MTV. Lindelof also mentioned Charlize Theron’s role and her character’s paycheck courtesy of Weyland-Yutani. "Her character’s name is Meredith Vickers and she’s kind of a company entity. That’s another probably the most familiar things from the Alien movies – that there are corporate interests in play. I THINK like Charlize brought a brand new spin on that old variation. It is a remix… I DO NOT BELIEVE she’s slimy [like Paul Reiser’s character in Aliens]. She’s not the fast-talking, snake-oil face of the corporate. By the way, ‘What company is she a face of?’ I BELIEVE is a large a part of the joys. As we were developing the script, she had some really cool ideas that made it not the suit you’re used to." Lindelof may be keen to fret that that is all Ridley’s vision, despite his work at the script: "It was really about channelling that concept in order that I USED TO BE realising his vision, versus imposing my vision on it."
Damon Lindelof talks Michael Fassbender in Prometheus