Ridley Scott talks about creativity, photographic memory, “Prometheus,” painting and the possibilities of another “Blade Runner” film in this premiere episode of “Hero Complex: The Show” on the Nerdist Channel.
After 30 years, the esteemed filmmaker is returning to science fiction on June 8 with “Prometheus,” a movie set in the ”same universe” as his classic “Alien” (1979). The movie stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba as crew members aboard the Prometheus, a ship sent across the stars to find the secrets of humanity’s origins. Scott, at age 74, is on a search of his own as he returns to questions left unanswered in “Alien” (as he explained when he first spoke publicly about this project at the 2010 Hero Complex Film Festival). We spoke with him at the Los Angeles offices of his production company.
I get the fun job of hosting “Hero Complex: The Show,” but video journalists Jeff Amlotte and Myung J. Chun do all the hard work behind the camera and in the edit bay. The three of us plan to post new episodes here on the Hero Complex website every other Thursday, which will be one day after they premiere on the Nerdist Channel, the new YouTube hub for comedy and Comic-Con culture.
We’ve already taped visits with our next two guests: Leonard Nimoy welcomed us into his home in Bel-Air and Daniel Clowes met us for an afternoon at Meltdown Comics. We’re pretty excited about both. If all of that sounds interesting to you go ahead and follow me on Twitter (@LATherocomplex) that’s the best way to keep track of every thing we do (including the 2012 Hero Complex Film Festival, which runs May 18-21, and our free IMAX Screening Series).
– Geoff Boucher
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