Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Michael Fassbender kills it as the (presumed) ancestor to the Ash and Bishop 'droids - David 8 - in this Prometheus viral tease. Fass plays David distracted and daydreamy, like the skin-job science officers of the first two Alien films. There's also a twist of disingenuous play-acting, with Fass staring his audience down like an amoral car salesman, or a cable TV God-botherer. He doesn't believe any of the shit he's saying, it's just what he thinks you want to hear. He's a human shaped instrument, programmed with fealty and deference. He's absolutely incapable of not acting in your best interest. Honest Guv'! I also quite like the idea that his number designation fits in with vague Alien / Blade Runner micro-continuity, David 8 as the successor model to Scott's idea of Deckard as a Nexus 7 synthetic.