|A member of the race of the engineeers involved in a self-sacrificing rituala)|
b) The young Engineer ritually sacrifices himself in the opening scene as he stands by a waterfall. This certain sacrifice is very different to others in that he has to drink a strange ancient mixture which causes his body to literally disintegrate into the water before him, and then this provides the first building blocks for new life to form on the unknown planet.
- L'Ecran fantastique: En dehors des
combinasions des ingénieurs, dont le design a été réalisé par Neville
Page, avez-vous eu l'occasion de créer certains des objets dont se
servent ces extraterrestres? (L'Ecran fantastique Hors Série no 16)
GoogleTranslation: L'Ecran fantastique:Outside engineer's suits, whose design was done by Neville Page, have you had the opportunity to create some of the objects used by these aliens?
David Levy: Dans la première séquence du film, on découvre ce qui se passe quand les ingénieurs arrivent sur terre, et ce qu'ils font. Ils disposent d'une coupole sous laquelle sont rangés différents objects que j'ai dessinés en partie, puis qui ont été redessinés par Steve Messing. Une fois conçus par notre équipe de design à Los Angeles, l'équipe de décorations anglaise a pris le relais pour les fabriquer. Il est parfois difficile de savoir ce qui reste de notre travail dans le film, car des changements peuvent arriver très rapidement.(L'Ecran Fantastique Hors Série no 16. )
Googletranslation: David Levy: In the first sequence of the film, we discover what happens when engineers arrive on earth, and what they do. They have a dome under which are arranged various objects I drew in part, and which have been redesigned by Steve Messing. Once designed by our design team in Los Angeles, the English decorations team took over to make them. It is sometimes difficult to know what is left of our work in the film, as changes can happen very quickly.
- IfOnlyUK: We
have seen the virals, the teasers and the trailers. We have seen the
alien life forms and the spacecraft from Scott’s Alien. What information
can you give us on your character as the ‘Space Engineer’
Daniel Twiss: In the original Alien, the crew encounter the ‘Space Jockey’, now known as an ‘Engineer’ (the name for the alien race) however, as this is a semi-prequel, the ‘Engineers’ have a much bigger part to play. My character is that of a fairly young ‘Engineer’ who ritualistically sacrifices himself in the opening scene. This sacrifice is very different to any others as I have to drink an ancient mix which causes my body to literally disintegrate into the water around me. This then provides the first building blocks for new life to form on the alien planet. There are two other ‘Engineers’ who are in the rest of the film and have fairly large parts, but you will have to wait for release to find out more. (Ifonlyuk interview first reported on May 22nd 2012)
- IfOnlyUK: What direction, if any, were you given on playing this essential role?
Daniel Twiss : To be honest, fairly little before the day actually came. The crew had changed the scene quite a bit since the casting so I didn’t know really what was happening. They also forgot to send me my lines so I only received them the day before, but there were only a few words in alien to learn so it wasn’t too bad. On set, the crew were amazing and were quite flexible to see what looks good on the day, so it was a lot of fun working with them all. (Ifonlyukinterview first reported on May 22nd 2012)