As we all know, that little chat between David and The Engineer during the final moments of Prometheus did not go too well. Whatever it was that David said, it caused the Engineer to turn on both David and the humans, and he became very angry.
It has now been reported exactly what David said thanks to Dr. Anil Biltoo of the SOAS Language Centre in London, the man who served as the linguistics consultant on the film. Biltoo also taught Michael Fassbender how to speak the line. Biltoo told The Bioscopist that the line, when translated into English, says: “This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.” For those who have seen the film, we all know that “this man” is Peter Weyland, and the fact the Engineer was now being asked to save a life of a race of people they were considering destroying clearly pushed his buttons.
It has also been reported that the meeting between David and The Engineer was supposed to be a proper conversation, however Ridley Scott decided to cut it from the film: “We’re all going to have to wait for the director’s cut to see if the conversation between the Engineer and David – and there was indeed originally a conversation, not merely an utterance from David – yields any fruit”, said Biltoo.
It has also been reported that originally this scene was going to be subtitled, but again Scott decided to cut the subtitles. However, there are rumours that not only will the full conversation appear as an extra on the DVD & Bluray release, but it will also contain subtitles.
By Matt Wavish