New ‘Prometheus’ Synopsis Offers A Few More Vague Hints

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Before Ridley Scott takes audiences on a return trip to the Blade Runner universe, he will transport viewers back to the same realm as the Alien franchise with Prometheus – which remains, by and large, a mysterious project.

20th Century Fox released an official synopsis for Prometheus back around the start of July 2011, but the plot summary revealed little explicit information that wasn’t already implied by the film’s title – a reference to the Greek titan who stole fire from the gods – and Scott’s previous statement about how the project tells “the story of creation, the gods, and the man who stood against them.”

A new logline has emerged on the official Prometheus Facebook page. While it doesn’t exactly spill the beans about how the film will mix cerebral science fiction with existential horror – or, as screenwriter Damon Lindelof puts it, the means by which Scott’s movie will “scare the living s**t out of you” - this short summary lends further credence to certain long-standing rumors about the project.

Without further ado, here is the latest synopsis for Prometheus:

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.

the space jockey from alien New Prometheus Synopsis Offers A Few More Vague Hints

Will the Space Jockey appear in 'Prometheus'?

One of the longstanding rumors surroundings Prometheus is that the film will not only feature the giant skeletal creature known as the Space Jockey – first glimpsed in Scott’s 1979 Alien movie – but that the race to which that extraterrestrial belongs will ultimately be connected somehow to the creation of humankind. For more about what exactly that could entail, read this rumored Prometheus plot outline (which, for the record, Fox officials claims is inaccurate).

Point being: if it wasn’t obvious before, it should be clear now that Prometheus will indeed examine the very meaning of human existence – and the purpose behind the creation of life in general – through the lens of a fantastical sci-fi storyline. The film is also poised to toy with the idea that what think people of as “gods” are, in actuality, members of a highly-advanced alien race – be it that of the Space Jockeys or an entirely different organism.

Marvel’s Thor actually played with a similar idea – i.e. that mystical Asgardians are in fact non-Earthlings that possess technology which we cannot yet explain in scientific terms. However, based on Scott’s previous ventures into the realm of sci-fi, it’s all the more apparent he has something more ambitious in mind with Prometheus – which, if there’s any truth to previous rumors, could offer a very dark and disturbing explanation for the existence of both humans and the iconic Alien xenomorph.

The Alien Xenomorph may appear in Prometheus New Prometheus Synopsis Offers A Few More Vague Hints

That’s all to say: between the promise of a sci-fi storyline that could possibly enter H.P. Lovecraft territory – as far as “cosmicism” and philosophical sci-fi/horror goes – and Scott using a mix of contemporary filmmaking tools (stylized practical sets, CGI, and 3D visuals) to bring Promtheus to life on the big screen, this project is definitely a must-see for film buffs of all shades.

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Prometheus stars the likes of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, and Katie Dickie. It is scheduled for theatrical release on June 8th, 2012.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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  1. So far so good on this. Ridley Scott’s last film was a major disappointment ( Robin Hood ) but this looks like it’s gonna be quite thought provoking and deep, penetrating science fiction. Hopefully we’ll get more images.

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    MAN OF STEEL, June 14, 2013 !!!

    • Hey Vic, can we consider this guy a spambot since he cuts and pastes the same stupid 4 lines about Superman in all of his posts.

      • If you have a problem with me, address it to me. Is Mr Hollerman your keeper? Look, if downers like you and big dentist have a problem with my enthusiasm, then go on and post about whatever it is you wish to comment on. I find it curious that you and dentist come to this thread and post your gripes, and leave it at that. Why not just post about the article?

        You see, I made a comment about the news about ” Prometheus.” You and dentist didn’t. That’s the problem with you people. You’re the fan boys that gripe and moan about what you don’t like. And if someone like myself has a positive attitude about a project, you diss.

        Be more attentive. It’s NOT cutting and pasting. When I leave a comment, I end it with my enthusiasm about a certain project, be it MAN OF STEEL or any other film I may be enthusiastic about. There’s always a variation of words and usages. Sharpen up on you reading skills.

        I’ve never had a problem where people like you and dental whine about such a thing. I frequent other industry sites and it’s quite the opposite. I get a thumbs up and am encouraged. Seems to me you feel your entitled. Sorry, but you’re not any more special that the rest.

        Mr Hollerman is an enthusiastic supporter of a cultural and political movement going on in the country which champions First Amendment Rights.
        If you may recall your HS history, that means FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

        I am no different than you in that I visit this site and adhere to the rules that Mr Hollerman lays out in terms of commenting etiquette.
        I drive traffic to this site just like you do and I bear the burden of the ads like everyone else does.

        Again, if you don’t care for such enthusiasm, feel free to respond to ME. If you don’t like my style and my end signature, ignore it. Have a nice day….

        ZOD RULES !!!!!

        MAN OF STEEL 2013 !!!

        • Sorry, I should have said to you…stop with the annoying comments. This was a comment thread about Prometheus. I had wished to see if anyone had said anything in the comment section to spark a conversation and instead I get your idiotic capitalised ranting that I have seen over and over and over on numerous threads. You’re right about Freedom of Speech though and I have the right to tell you that you are as annoying and add as much to these comment threads as a SPAMBOT.

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        • dude superman sucks ass cause hes overpowered…get a life kid

    • Kryptonic, you might want to consider that adding the capitalised Snyder-related stuff to every single post of yours (including those on threads having nothing to do with Snyder or Superman) has moved away from mere support and into the realms of being obsessive, annoying and actually having the exact opposite effect to the one you’re after. Not that I’m trying to tell you

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      or anything like that, you understand…

      • Read comment above….

        • LOL, can’t fault your spirit there! Just out of interest I’m not particularly hopeful about this or Snyder, but it’s early days on Prometheus and I’m trying to keep an open mind about Superman, which is why I haven’t felt the need to (insert judgemental “whining/moaning/crying” characterisation here) or generally post anything negative about either. Going to the other exteme can come across as some kind of relentless indoctrination tactic, though – whether you intend it to or not – that was my point.

          • Big Dentist, and Dante, come on!!!!! — If he wants to put his signature about Superman or Spiderman or Xmen rules or cant wait for Batman- then FINE! What the hell ever! It’s not like we have to read it, I see it, and automatically recognize that it’s a signature and since I’ve seen it already I skip it. I dont read it. why are you so damn threatened by what he puts on his signature? Please the only one that is indoctrinating is you guys. Let’s not try to be compulsively robotic about our stuff here. Everybody has to do what’s expected of them, and do it a certain way that is acceptable to everyone else whatever. People have different ways of posting as long as we are posting about movies or whatever the topic is, giving our opinions etc. showing our love for something or disdain, thats the point of these comment boards right? To show our love or disdain or our opinions about things. His signature is just that. Period. his. Let it be. Stop fussin and getting into other peoples business. And stop being a rat Dante, if the moderators want to take something up with him let THEM do it, stop calling for it. You sound like a scab. Nobody likes Scabs or rats or snitches. Grow up and chill out guys.Live and let live.

        • Kryptonic,

          I don’t mind your enthusiasm if you bring relevant conversation to the table, but I’d prefer you not pepper Man of Steel all over the site. If you could limit your enthusiastic sig to Superman articles, I’d appreciate it. :)

          Vic

    • I happen to really like Robin Hood, I thought it was pretty in depth movie and tried to connect the legend of Robin Hood to a historical time, it was an epic like tale instead of the cliche kind of simple guy steals from rich gives to the poor kinda thing. Robin is a player in a grander time period. If you have seen the Directors cut it’s very interesting, I happen to like that one better. I think Ridley Scott is great when it comes to those massive epics. Hopefully he makes Prometheus that kind of epic.

  2. Guess Ridley has been reading Zecharia Sitchin books…

    • And what do you think? I think it’s a brilliant idea. The imagery is going to be BRILLIANT. I think this may be a classic in the making.
      I will go on record here; This. Movie. Will. Be. AMAZING.

    • That would be awesome if he was! I love the Sitchen books. Very interesting and fascinating that’s for sure. But cognitive dissonance wouldn’t allow most people to even entertain the possibility that Sitchen presents.

      • The ideas those books present have been presented for better or for worse in a lot of science fiction movies, so it’s not a bad fit when done right. Most of the time the connection between aliens and what people perceive as deities is glossed over because of the fact people might not be willing to make that mental leap. This is going to just put the idea out there as a plot point and run with it.

  3. I like this game leaving capitalised comments at the bottom

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    • LOL. ^ 5 Messiah. Great to see you have a sense of humor!!

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      MORE BOOBS !!!!

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      • Now that I can fully endorse. ;-)

  4. I really hope that, even if this movie is a “prequel” to the Alien movie, the director makes little glimpses to James Cameron’s Aliens… It would be great if he used the concept of the Alien queen or the name “Weyland-Yutani”… Just little nods like that, it would be great! ;)

  5. Looks like it could be amazing, this is precisely my kind of movie.

  6. I have actually read the script. It is basically the exact same plot as Alien. I think it will still be good but I’m not looking forward to it.

  7. So far, so good, Ridley! This is exactly what the Alien franchise need to be re-invented. I was kind of sad to hear of it’s return a couple months ago, but this makes me really excited. If he truly “explores the origins of mankind”, that would be awesome. That’s the best sci-fi I know. When someone comes up with strong, and original ideas to questions we think we already have answers to, or questions we want to have answered. Alien, Terminator, Moon, Matrix etc. Hopefully Prometheus will be up there!
    Also excited for a new Blade Runner. Even if I can’t see a Blade Runner movie right now without Harrison Ford in my head, I’m sure it’ll be good.

  8. But the film ended up not really addressing any of those issues, why bother when they can stretch it out into a trilogy. God damn you Ridley Scott you took the path of Lucas and Spielberg and I mean that in the way of Indiana jones 4.

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