It’s fair to say that the more dedicated sci-fi fans amongst our readership will have been aware of Prometheus for some time now. Ever since Ridley Scott mused that he would consider an Alien prequel, the appetites of so many Alien and Blade Runner fans, including that of yours truly, were well and truly whetted. But Scott has played something of a curve-ball with Prometheus: it’s neither a straight sequel/prequel to the Alien series, but neither is it an entirely stand-alone film. Allow me to elaborate.
Set ‘in the same universe’ as Alien, Prometheus (released 1 June 2012 in the UK), follows the story of a group of explorer’s mission to discover the origins of the human race. Their subsequent journey leads them to the darkest corners of the universe, where they must ‘fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the humanity’. Excitingly, it has only recently been announced that, alongside big-name talent such as Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender will also be appearing in the film, playing a robot in the same way Ian Holm did in the original Alien film.
Plot: 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. You can check out the film’s official website here