So the handsome folks over at io9 posted what could be the plot synopsis for Ridley Scott’s is-but-isn’t-but-is-but-isn’t–an-Alien-prequel Prometheus. Reading it over, it’s…well, it’s a synopsis for a story, all right. I think it sounds a bit stupid, but Ridley Scott’s done better with less, so I have a little faith.
For spoiler protection, I’m tossing the whole thing below the cut. Have a look, let us know what you think. Also, remember, we’ve not gotten any confirmation that this is the real deal, though it does jibe with some of the various other facts about the film that are floating about. Also, the plot at least explains why the movie is called Prometheus, so it’s got that going for it. So spoiler glasses on, and let’s check this noise out.[Via io9]
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.