Ridley Scott Explains Why There's No Extended Cut Of PROMETHEUS
That have been a blurry point since Scott announced extra scenes on the Blu-Ray and a possible longer cut. Charles De Lauzirika, who worked on the special features, now confirms via COLLIDER that Scott refused to do an Extend Cut, considering the theatrical version as his director's cut.
Additonaly, John Spaiths, the orignal writer of the script reveals how the medpod scene, David's behaviour, Shaw getting implanted, Holloway getting infected, and ending turned out.
Quotes from the interview:
I did have facehuggers in my original draft. David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship. In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love. And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy.
Subsequently, David, fascinated by these creatures, begins delaying the mission and going off the reservation on his own, essentially because he thinks he really belongs with the Engineers. They’re smart enough and sophisticated enough, great enough, to be his peers. He’s harboring a deep-seated contempt for his human makers. So at one point Shaw goes to stop him and David ties her up and deliberately exposes her to a facehugger. He caresses an egg open and out comes a facehugger. David doesn’t smell like a person – his breath isn’t moist – so he can handle the thing like a kitten. It doesn’t want him; it’s not interested. But then he exposes it to her and it goes for her like a shot. He toys with her for a bit and then lets it take her. That, in my draft, was how Shaw was implanted with the parasite that she had to remove with the medpod sequence.
I left the two of them on the surface of that planetoid. It was plain that David and Shaw were going to have to work together and deal with one another if they were to survive. That one shot of the ship taking off in the finished film really focuses you on a particular outcome, whereas my ending was much more open as to what was going to happen next. But it was very much about this shattered android and this scarred woman being left with no-one but each other to carry on with.
Plus he talks about what his plans were for the trilogy, including grander Engineers! He says his trilogy:
would have involved the arrival of the Yutani Company and a couple of other major plays around the Engineers themselves: the revelation of an additional grand Engineer design, and the possibility of seeking an Engineer homeworld.
As for know, we don't know where Scott is heading for the sequel. However he stated he'd like to take Shaw and David to the Engineers' planet, which might be paradise, an extremly sinister and ominous paradise.
As for the Extended Cut, I guess it's a big relief for all the ones who bought the Blu-Ray while having all those scenes integrated in the movie would have been much more exciting.