Has the plot for Ridley Scott's Prometheus been uncovered?
Posted by: Zack Bruce
Earlier today io9 published a synopsis for PROMETHEUS that came from an anonymous tipster. It was fairly long and didn’t make too much sense. In fact, it’s possible that it would confuse even George Orwell himself.
Example: As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based technologies with the humans. But for one crew member of the Prometheus it’s not enough. In a treacherous act he steals the “bio-source code” to Terraforming, a technology at the origin of all Gods’ power, that could make humans equal to the gods. The Alien Gods may be scientists but are also ruthless conquerors, destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals. They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, a creature used to “clean up” worlds before colonization. But something goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breed of gut eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of Paradise. What’s left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed planet.
Luckily, Fox came in to save the day with an official synopsis: Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.
PROMETHEUS starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce is due out June 8, 2012.