The humanoid robot created at the Weyland Industries is featured showing off his skills and proving that he could also feel human emotion.
Michael Fassbender‘s android David is highlighted in a new viral video for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. Coming out via Mashable, the faux advertisement highlights David as a robot which can also feel human emotion. At one point, he is seen crying with no expression as saying, “I understand human emotions although i do not feel them myself.”
David was created by the Weyland Industries, which is founded by Peter (Guy Pearce). The video itself was made to celebrate the blue-eyed android’s birthday. At the end of the video, the humanoid robot expresses his gratitude for those who created him.
Fassbender once explained his approach when bringing David to life. He said, “You want to play with as many of those human traits as possible. You’re essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behavior. It’s programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment.”
“So, what happens when you program that and the program then starts making its own connection and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy? I don’t really thing too much about things,” said the actor. “I just try to explore what’s happening within the scene, moment to moment.”
In “Prometheus”, Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a group of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth. The discovery leads them to a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they embark on a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Joining Fassbender and Pearce in the cast ensemble are Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, Ben Foster and Idris Elba. This highly anticipated sci-fi movie is set to arrive in the U.S. theaters on June 8.
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