David the Android is born in this deliberately unnerving viral simultaneously reminiscent of an Apple promo and the private prison video diary of a mass murderer. Dubious though the claim that he could perform tasks ‘other employees might find uncomfortable or unethical,’ seems like an odd reassurance that it’s not going to go frikkin’ crazy and attempt to off the crew on corporate orders.
What is strange is the way that the original Alien universe is beginning to expand. With Cameron’s Avatar 2 on it’s way soon – carrying the hallmarks of a shared universe with his instalment of the Alien franchise – what’s weird is how similar the production design is on Earth. With Avengers showcasing the first true franchise tie-in in cinema history – are we looking at a more intelligent shared universe with the associated Alien franchises? I’m counting 8 movies already (counting the admittedly poor AvP).
Hollywood being what it is and the independent nature of the associated Directors, no, probably not. However, with the success of Avengers maybe the ka-ching of broad associated universes in cinema will start to happen more often. Intriguing stuff but most likely just my head wandering about….