There’s so much mystery swirling around Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel(?!?) Prometheus that it’s getting harder and harder to decipher the real from hyperbole. Other than casting no one’s been able to nail down just what this flick is about. Until now?
The Starseeker website has posted the following plot details. They’ve been out there for a few days so we’ve been waiting to see if any of them would have gotten debunked. Thus far they hasn’t so take it here with a grain of salt.
“I was speaking with a guy who is working on the set of Prometheus and he showed me some pictures and told me about the storyline,” writes the site. “The space jockey that you see in Alien who has had his chest busted open is the guy who engineers the aliens. He sends the aliens to a planet that he wants to take over. The aliens kill the locals and he flys in and pillages the land of its resources. It seems as though he is responsible for the aliens’ creation, I’m guessing that he is some kind of super scientist.
The engineer is played by some huge guy who is 8ft tall. He appears even bigger in the space jockey scene from Alien as he is wearing a space suit. He appears to have died in a seat that looks like it is some sort of weapon control, this is in fact the navigation system that the space ship uses to open worm holes and plot its course. Perhaps the aliens revolted and, knowing that he has been impregnated, he is desperately trying to return home to have the alien extricated?
He showed me some pictures from the set. There is a huge silver bust of the engineer’s head, it is approximately 15m high. It appears that the engineer is sort of leader of a civilization and there is a cult around his personality and his alien creations, this is probably due to the fact that he has mastered the technology that continues to provide the resource requirements of his home world. I also saw a picture of the actor who plays the engineer in what appeared to be some sort of cryo-chamber.”
Prometheus stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, and Michael Fassbender. Look for it in theaters on June 8th, 2012.
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