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The origins of mankind, space jockeys, androids ... the clues are out there for Scott's PROMETHEUS   The origins of mankind, space jockeys, androids ... the clues are out there for Scott's PROMETHEUS
By Salar Golestanian @ 01 Oct 2011 :: Article Rating
 
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.  Prometheus is in 3D and everyone knows that but Ridley Scott to writer Damon Lindelof and star Charlize Theron have been claiming that this is going to be a revolutionary experience. 

The labelling of the film seems to be an attempt to lower our expectations. It is going to give the film-makers more room to craft a new universe that's not glued to the old one? Or will we emerge spitting and swearing from our first viewing, declaring that we'll never again be fooled by studio hype or watch another movie purely on the basis that it is "set in the universe" of something we really once loved? 

When we first heard about Prometheus we thought it going to be a prequel to the highly successful movie ‘Alien’. However,  and possibly re-writes later, we find that it has nothing to do with that movie, although fans have been teased by Scott that may be “able to recognize strands of ‘Alien’ DNA in it.

Prometheus Movie

There is now an official synopsis that gives more details of the storyline has appeared on the official ‘Prometheus’ Facebook page. Here is the synopsis:

“Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a ground-breaking 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.”

For a long time Scott has long hinted that the this film will shed light on the dead "space jockey" from the scene in the first movie in which the crew of the Nostromo land at the doomed planetoid after receiving a distress signal. Are these creatures somehow our creators? It's been suggested that the space jockeys may have created the xenomorphs for terraforming purposes – they certainly seem like a utilitarian choice if your aim is to wipe out all intelligent life in a given area in quick-sharp time. Does Prometheus revolve around some sort of three-way encounter between the space jockey race, humans and a nascent form of xenomorph? It remains to be seen later in the year.

Many books and mythologies in many cultures have explored the concept that what we consider as are gods may have been alien visitors. ‘Prometheus’ has the potential to spark that conceptual theory in the realm of a fictional sci-fi storyline. Even the title, ‘Prometheus’, gives some indication of this concept. The Greek mythology, Prometheus created man out of water and clay and gave them the knowledge of science, math, medicine and art allowing them to gain free will against the gods and be uncontrolled by them. This line of thought may have promted Scott’s movie and it would be exciting to see how a battle can ensue afterwards.

Apparently Michael Fassbender plays an android (a "robot", according to Lindelof), but what kind of android will he be? is he made up of flesh and blood or is he wires and metal. The benevolent Lance Henriksen type? Or the devious Ian Holm model? And why is Lindelof referencing Blade Runner, beyond the obvious fact that that's Scott's only other venture into sci-fi to date?

"He plays a robot," says Lindelof. "One of the things that evokes the idea of Blade Runner is, 'What does the movie look like from the robot's point of view?' If you were to ask him, 'What do you think about all of this? What's going on? What do you think about these humans who are around you?,' wouldn't it be cool if we found a way for that robot to answer those questions. When you cast a guy like Fassbender, who's going to bring a lot more to it than [makes cliched robot movements]."

There are more hints about the film as last week MTV blog interview with Lindelof from Comic-Con back in July is released with intresting details.



Release Date: June 8, 2012
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Description: 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.
Starring: Michael Fassbender; Noomi Rapace; Charlize Theron; Idris Elba; Guy Pearce; Ben Foster; and Logan Marshall-Green
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Screenplay By: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts
Movie Site: http://www.prometheus-movie.com/
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Prometheus?sk=info#!/Prometheus?sk=info
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/PrometheusMovie



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.



A surprise that could only happen at Comic-Con. Director Ridley Scott was live via satellite atop an Icelandic waterfall to talk to Hall H about his new film Prometheus.


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