Prometheus has been under the microscope since its announcement as an untitled Alien prequel with no director and no story. Since then, we’ve barely been able to take our eyes away from Prometheus, but despite the constant scrutiny it remains still one of the most mysterious productions on the upcoming release slate. Until now.
A brief synopsis has appeared on the film’s official Facebook page and is as follows:
Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
The description is devoid of anything regarding the space jockey, about which the film was originally announced to be about. With the evolution of the story after the addition of Damon Lindelof as a writer, the space jockey, better know as the pilot Ripley and her team find in Alien, may be gone altogether. We now know that the story will take our heroes into multiple deep space locations that will definitely hold horrors for them to endure.
As it stands, Scott is working with a stacked deck of acting talent. Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce (awesome), Michael Fassbender, and Noomi Rapace, a name you may not know yet, but undoubtedly you will soon, are all on board and since filming is virtually complete it probably won’t be too long before we start seeing them in teasers or on posters.
Ridley Scott returning to sci-fi has us giddy with excitement for Prometheus and that it will be somehow connected to the Alien franchise makes it just that much better. June 8th, 2012 can’t get here soon enough. Check back regularly for more details as they trickle in.
Prometheus is currently scheduled to release in theaters on June 8th, 2012.