Elysium has been waiting in anticipation for sometime but its official, Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. Prometheus 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.
Conceived as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, it developed a separate story that precedes the events of Alien, but which is not directly connected to the films in the Alien franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak”, and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus will explore its own mythology and ideas.
The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. Set in the late 21st century, the story follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they explore an advanced alien civilization in search of the origins of humanity.
Prometheus is scheduled for release in June 2012, in the UK and USA. If the trailer is anything to go by, we will be in for a treat.