Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Reveals Alien Origins
Something wonderful happened on my way to watching the latest Sherlock Holmes movie: I caught sight of a poster for Prometheus. I noticed it said it was from Ridley Scott and set to release in 2012, so I took note. The poster looked amazing (see image) and haunting.
Then, while waiting for A Game of Shadows to start, I saw this preview:
I’m excited, to say the least. A quick online search later, and I found the synopsis on the official site:
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 site goes on to explain that the film will be set mostly in space (similar to Alien) and that “Prometheus” is the name of the vessel used by the scientists and explorers who are looking to unravel the mysteries of life in the universe. This research vessel leads them to a world where they discover the origin of the Xenomorphs from the Alien series, as well as the other iconic space creatures from the Alien series.
The iconic filmmaker hopes that this film will tie together all the previous Alien films (even the much derided, yet my personal favorite, Alien Resurrection) while at the same time try to answer the ultimate riddle of the universe: where did life originate? Whether this is a “prequel” or true sequel to the Alien movies has yet to be revealed, but in the preview it looks wonderful, and gives me hope that Mr. Scott will soon be revisiting another iconic world he created: Blade Runner.