‘Prometheus’ Will Blow Your Mind, Says Patrick Wilson

We still don’t know much about Ridley Scott’s new “Alien”-themed film, “Prometheus.” Only that it’s not a prequel, has an A-list cast, that the production has people feeling “nervous,” and that a nondescript photo was released.

Thanks to a recent chat with cast member Patrick Wilson, on a break from filming his new TV drama “A Gifted Man,” however, MTV News has learned that the Damon Lindelof and John Spaihts-penned screenplay really IS that bloody good, and that we’re going to be plenty satisfied with what we see on the big screen come June 2012.

“It was an absolute thrill,” Wilson said of his time on Scott’s set. “I was blown away by [the script] and I don’t use that sort of phrase a lot, but I was blown away by it, so excited that I wanted to read it again. I just kept re-reading it, even though I knew what was coming. And put it this way, I’ve never done this, I’ve never finished the shooting on a movie, and then on the ride home read the script again. I had no reason to read it, it was not work-oriented, I just really loved it, it’s so cool.”

We know from prior casting announcements that Wilson’s role isn’t the starring one, but he promised that his character carries his own weight.

“There is an importance to my character, certainly size [of the role] was not the issue,” he said. “It’s an exciting, thrilling script, so to be a part of it on any level, I said ‘Yes, just tell me where you want me to be, I will be there.’ It was great. It was nice to come in just as they were finishing shooting, just to play a little bit.”

The “Watchmen” star also all but guaranteed that we’ll get our money’s worth when the film opens next summer.

“As you can imagine, [the film] is very wonderfully exiting, and yet so complicated and layered, which to me is what science fiction is all about, when it operates on many, many levels.”

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