Damon Lindelof Talks PROMETHEUS, LOST, Ridley Scott, What He Added to Jon Spaihts’ Script, and the STAR TREK Sequel

     June 8, 2012


With Prometheus opening this weekend, 20th Century Fox held a massive press junket in London last week where I was able to interview most of the cast and director Ridley Scott.  Here’s my print interviews with Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender and Scott, and here’s my on camera interviews with Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green.  For more on the film, here’s four clips and five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and Matt’s review.

During my interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof we talked about getting to watch Ridley Scott direct, what he added to Jon Spaihts‘ original script, how he got an executive producer credit, the Star Trek sequel, and a bit on Lost.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, I’m happy to report that Prometheus was great. Unlike most Hollywood movies that get watered down for mainstream acceptance, Prometheus is the type of big budget sci-fi that studios rarely make. I definitely recommend seeing it in a theater. Also, the 3D is fantastic. Here’s today’s interview.

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  • A Lost question from Matt Goldberg. He wanted to know why did pregnant women always die on the island between the Dharma initiative’s downfall and Claire giving birth to Aaron
  • What was it like being an executive producer on Prometheus.  Talks about how much he was geeking out that he got to be on set with Ridley Scott and watching him direct.  Also explains how he became an executive producer much later in the making of the film and the differences between being a writer on a movie and a writer on TV.  Says “I’m getting paid to write fan fic.”
  • Talks about Jon Spaihts’ version of the script and what he did.  Also explains that the big ideas of Prometheus were in Spaihts’ script but Lindelof added more of the back story on the Space Jockey. He also explains that Spaihts’ was hired to write a Alien prequel and Lindelof was brought in to bring up the other side of the script
  • What was his first day like on the set of the Star Trek sequel


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