Prometheus is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. The film was originally conceived as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 science fiction horror film Alien; however, the events of Prometheus will not precede any of the characters or storylines from the Alien franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak”, Prometheus will explore its own mythology and universe and is not directly linked to Alien. Filming began in March 2011, and Prometheus is scheduled for release in the USA on June 8, 2012 through 20th Century Fox.
A lot of things points to this being a super-terrific film. The director; Ridley Scott (duh!). One of the writers; Damon Lindelof of Lost fame. The cast; Noomi Rapace (Swedish!), Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. Production designer; Arthur Max (Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven).