There’s naturally a lot of buzz surrounding Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel Prometheus, and plot elements have been kept tightly under wraps. Now a supposed plot synopsis of Prometheus has been leaked to i09 by an inside source, and it includes talk of “alien gods” and an environmental message.
Here’s what an insider close to the Prometheus production leaked to i09. Keep in mind this is not an official release so there’s no telling if this is an accurate synopsis, or some elaborate misdirection.
Earth. Year 2058. Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space jockeys). These “Alien Gods” also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations. Amongst finds are coordinates to the Alien God’s home-world, to Paradise. Months later the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship PROMETHEUS and his crew, into deep space to make first contact. Thanks to faster than light travel a few years later the PROMETHEUS enters the Zeta Riticuli star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported further into space to a scary yet fascinating world. The Alien Gods are proud of their “children”, their first creation to reach such levels of intelligence.
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.
On their trail a survivor Alien God in very familiar ship with one ultimate mission. Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.
Not only is this Scott’s first sci-fi film since the seminal Blade Runner in the 80s, but it is a film set in the uber popular Alien universe, a continually spawning franchise that has been begging for a fresh installment. I’m not sure about this synopsis. I’m kind of hoping it’s not true. There are some interesting elements to the story above, but the whole “alien gods” shtick sounds trite.
Maybe that’s just me though, what do you think?
Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. It will be released on June 8, 2012.