Since the very beginning, Prometheus has been shrouded in secrecy; hell, it was a miracle anyone even figured out Guy Pearce was cast. But with “insider info” leaking every other day from the set and Damon Lindelof opening his mouth the other day, things are finally starting to make sense.
Today, a plot outline for the film made its way online and, I gotta say, I actually like that it’s basically a futuristic retelling of the fiery Greek mythos. Of course, this could be a complete hoax, so file it under the rumor category for now, but we’ll find out soon enough: Fox supposedly showed some footage at Cine Europe this week (I’m kind of surprised it hasn’t shown up online yet) and they’ll be a stateside presentation at Comic-Con in July.
Check after the break for the outline, and speculate in the comments. If this turns out to be Prometheus‘ plot, would you still be excited for the film?
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.