Il sito Io9 ha ricevuto una bozza della trama di Prometheus, il nuovo film di Ridley Scott, con il quale il regista inglese ritorna alla fantascienza 30 anni dopo Blade Runner.
Il film è ambientato nel mondo di Alien, ma precede gli eventi accaduti nel primo episodio. Nel cast Michael Fassbender e Noomi Rapace. La sceneggiatura è di Damon Lindelof che ha tratto ispirazione dai romanzi di Erik Van Daniken.
Scott ha confermato che “NASA and the Vatican agree that is almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today without there being a little help along the way. That’s what we’re looking at (in the film), at some of Eric van Daniken’s ideas of how did we humans come about.”
Scott ha anche confermato che il titolo del film, Prometeo, è quello di una nave spaziale, inviata nello spazio da una ben nota corporation, familiare a tutti i fan di Alien (ndr. la Weyland-Yutani dei primi due film): i rimandi al mito di Prometeo, che rubò il fuoco agli Dei per portarlo agli uomini, non sono casuali.
“The (space) journey, metaphorically, is about a challenge to the gods”.
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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.