Here’s a second piece of Ridley Scott news today. A new synopsis for his upcoming film Prometheus has appeared on the film’s Facebook page and it gives a bit more of a hint at what the super-secret project is about than the last synopsis studio Twentieth Century Fox released.
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.
While a little less vague than what we’ve been told before, it still doesn’t offer much in the way of concrete details. It doesn’t tell us anything about the characters that cast members Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Sean Harris may be playing outside of the fact that some of them may be the aforementioned explorers. There’s certainly enough wiggle room in that description to not negate that the film is a straightforward prequel to Scott’s classic Alien, a vast different story that just happens to take place in the Alien franchise universe or something entirely separate that will share, as Scott has stated, “strands of Alien‘s DNA, so to speak.”
The synopsis also does jibe with the unofficial, very spoilerish synopsis that popped up this past summer.
I suspect, though, that we will have to wait until we get a bit closer to the film’s June 8th release date before we have any real answers.