Oh Prometheus; we know next to nothing about you yet we can’t help but hop on the anticipation train, searching for any, so far very minimal, information about you to keep us held over. It’s no surprise really, considering it’s a return to the sci-fi realm for coveted Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott. That Scott is a sneaky one, with previous plot overviews only stating that it’s “a sci-fi epic,” but now we’ve finally got a new synopsis courtesy of the film’s official Facebook Page, which will surely give some closure for those us craving it. Right?
Well here it is:
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.
Satisfied? Yea, OK, it really didn’t give us much to go with, but at least it somewhat gives us a little structure on how it could potentially play out, and of course getting us even more excited. Another interesting fact is that the alien creatures are connected in someway with the creation of mankind, providing an eerie backdrop for the film’s mythology. However, that rumor regarding the involvement of the skeletal creature known only of the Space Jockey briefly seen in 1979’s Alien, is still, well, just a rumor but, hey, beggars can’t be choosers. I guess.
Prometheus, produced by 20th Century Fox, stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, and Logan Marshall-Green and is set for release on June 8, 2012.