It’s late in the 21st century, and archeologists have discovered identical star maps amidst the ruins of several ancient civilizations that were previously believed to be completely disconnected. Based on these star maps, the crew of the Prometheus, a highly-advanced, top of-the-line ISRV (Insterstellar Research Vessel), is dispatched on a scientific mission. Their goal: to follow the map to a distant planet, in the hopes of discovering the origins of mankind.
Led by Captain Jeremiah Janek (Idris Elba), the Prometheus’ mission is sponsored by the Weyland Corporation, which is actually hoping to use the mission’s findings for its own financial gain. What the crew discovers, though, is a distant world and advanced civilization that threatens mankind’s very existence. In the end, they’re forced to fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
With Prometheus, director Ridley Scott (“Alien” and “Blade Runner”) returns to the genre he helped define. Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, Prometheus is a science fiction adventure that will be coming to the big screen in Imax 3-D on June 8, 2012.
The film also stars Noomi Rapace as archeologist Elizabeth Shaw, Michael Fassbender as android David, Guy Pearce as Weyland Corp.’s multibillionaire founder and CEO, Logan Marshall-Green as scientist (and Shaw’s love interest) Charlie Holloway, and Charlize Theron as Meridith Vickers, the Weyland Corporation employee who is sent along to monitor the expedition.