‘What if you could meet God but God turned out to be the Devil?’

Joe Utichi, UK based freelance journalist and BAFTA member, spent several days on set production where he had ongoing access to the cast and crew. His recent article for TheScifiShow reveals many fascinating plot and thematic elements in Prometheus. Here are some amazing quotes collected by Joe Utichi and found in TheScifiShow’s exclusive article:

“What if you could meet God but God turned out to be the Devil?”
Michael Ellenberg, Prometheus executive producer

“Ridley was inspired by everything from the Nazca Lines in Peru, which are these vast Earth sculptures can only be seen from the air, to cave paintings in France, to ancient Egypt and ancient Mayan civilisations. We’re pushing beyond what’s been found thus far and speculating about what maybe found in the future.”
Michael Ellenberg, Prometheus executive producer

“Very loosely, these creatures are some kind of genetic Engineers on an interplanetary level… They go around creating life. In certain ways, they’re kind of God-like.”
Arthur Max, production designer

“a movie based on a philosophy and not an alien. The movie’s intelligence holds you through most its runtime before you get in to all the action. You’re turning the page not just because of what happens but what is said.“
Logan Marshall-Green

“Certainly, it makes an argument that will move away Darwinism, let’s just say!”
Logan Marshall-Green

“It’s about the beginning of life and the eternal ‘what if’… Has this ball we’ve been sitting on right now been around for three billion years or one billion? And if we haven’t been pre-visited (by alien civilisations), then what was this planet doing for all that time before life came along? It’s only our arrogance that says, ‘No, it’s impossible, we’re the first ones.’ Are we the first hominids? I really, really, really doubt it. In recent memory or legend we keep talking about wonderful, weird things such as Atlantis – what is that? Where does that come from? Is that real, was it real, is it a memory, did it exist? And if that did exist, did it exist three quarters of a billion years ago? There’d be nothing left now. How was that created and who was it?”
Ridley Scott

“Ridley first called me in mid-July of (2010),… I’d never met him before, but obviously I was a massive fan of his work. I was driving in my car when the phone rang and a voice on the other end said, ‘Ridley Scott is going to call you in five minutes, are you available?’ After crashing my car and dealing with the immediate aftermath of that, I started talking to Ridley Scott. I was sort of trembling when he called me on the phone and he said he was going to send me a script.”
Damon Lindelof

“He was also driven by these bigger thematic ideas about what this movie could be about… We started having conversations, and as a result of those conversations we worked very closely together for a couple of months, rewriting the script until he was satisfied that it felt like it was its own movie.”
Damon Lindelof

“I think that one of the really interesting ideas that the movie is dealing with… s this sense that space exploration, particularly in the future, is going to start to be not just about going out there and finding planets, so that we can build colonies, or anything else, but also this inherent idea that, the further we go out, perhaps the more we learn about ourselves. And, I think the characters in this movie – some of them at least – are very preoccupied with the idea of, ‘Where did we come from? What are our origins? What is our place in the universe? Are we the only sentient beings, or are there others?’”
Damon Lindelof

“It’s basically about trying to find out if there was intervention in the birth of civilisation on planet Earth by other beings, which we come to know as Engineers, and whether they had a master plan in mind for us.”
Michael Fassbender

“There’s always politics within, and that’s why, I think, this cast got together. The tempo, the pace, the intelligence of the script; each person has got their own agenda on that ship and it’s each a very individual agenda. Some people are there for the pay. Other people are there to get answers. Other people are there to hopefully attain some sort of secret. Others are there in somewhat of a spite journey. You’ve got all these collective relationships, individuals and motivations and that’s what makes quite intriguing even before the shit hits the fan.”
Michael Fassbender

And even more at the source! http://www.thescifishow.com/2012/04/blog/the-themes-of-prometheus