People seem pretty excited about Prometheus, I assume because of the idea that it’s some kind of prequel to Alien with Ridley Scott directing, and I guess I can get onboard with that, as long as I try to forget that last horrible movie Ridley Scott directed. Damon Lindelof wrote the script with Jon Spaihts, and if there’s anything Lindelof and Scott’s last movies (Cowboys and Aliens and Robin Hood, respectively) have in common, it’s that they were boldly nonsensical. On the plus side, yay, Stringer Bell! (click through for the full sized poster)
Stars Noomi Rapace, Michael F[. ]assbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson. It will hit theaters on June 8, 2012. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson.
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. [official synopsis, via /film]
So yeah, doesn’t exactly tell us a lot about plot. Basically, there’s mythology, a battle, and they’re in space, welcome to every movie coming out next year. Some other rumors have leaked out, such as that Idris Elba’s character is a ship captain, and that “Prometheus” is the name of the ship. Which I guess does sound a little classier than “The SS Muffwagon,” but I still like my idea better.