Yesterday, a new synopsis was released for Prometheus, although it didn't tell us much more than we already knew. Today, screenwriter-producer Damon Lindelof revealed a number of intriguing details about Prometheus, including the revelation that Michael Fassbender portrays a robot. Take a look at what Damon Lindelof had to say below.
"He plays a robot. One of the things that evokes the idea of Blade Runner is, 'What does the movie look like from the robot's point of view?' If you were to ask him, 'What do you think about all of this? What's going on? What do you think about these humans who are around you?,' wouldn't it be cool if we found a way for that robot to answer those questions. When you cast a guy like Fassbender, who's going to bring a lot more to it than [makes clichéd robot movements] - that was me doing the robot, I don't know if you could tell - it's not Anthony Daniels. All due respect. He's phenomenal. But C-P3O..."
"Her character's name is Meredith Vickers and she's sort of a corporate entity. That's another one of the familiar things from the Alien movies - that there are corporate interests in play. I feel like Charlize brought a new spin on that old variation. It's a remix .... I don't think she's slimy [like Paul Reiser's character in Aliens]. She's not the fast-talking, snake-oil face of the company. By the way, 'What company is she a face of?,' I think is a big part of the fun. As we were developing the script, she had some really cool ideas that made it not the suit you're used to."