Well gosh darn do I hate rumors. More so, I hate reporting them. Yea.. were taking the chance that there could be an element of truth to them (hence the reporting), but when they’re debunked within 24hrs then it’s a goddamn waste of time and you feel like an asshole. Yesterday, we reported a supposedly leaked plot for Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi film project Prometheus. Basically, the idea was that Space Jockeys (dead skeletal tumor dude from ‘Alien’), a race of supreme space overlords, created humans. Humans find technology, build an advanced spaceship and meet their makers. Some shit about equality goes down and all hell breaks lose; xenomorphs wreck everything. Well all lies I tell you. Lies! At least that’s what our friends at JoBlo are saying. Someone they know close to the production says the report was inaccurate. Backing up their claim is an official plot out line (which is vague as shit):
“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”
GAWD, could that be anymore cryptic? I want answers dammit! Enough of the J.J. Abrams mystery marketing tactics, you’re old and slowly slipping into senility Mr. Scott. Viral marketing is a young mans game.
Anyway, in addition to all that. It was also confirmed that Ben Foster has officially been cast in the film, and will join the previously cast Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender. You may remember Foster from the sci-fi film Pandorum. So he’s a veteran to the sci-fi space horror genre.
PROMETHEUS arrives on June 8, 2012. In 3D, of course. My only hope is that it will destroy expectations.. and they’re high as shit right now.