Sci-Fi-headz take note: Famed Alien director Ridley Scott is at the helm of anticipated futuristic flick, Prometheus. Idris Elba fans take note: The London born actor stars alongside Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Guy Pearce in the upcoming film. The official synopsis goes a little something like this:
“A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”
From the director’s chair, Ridley Scott shares his perspective on the film: “While ‘Alien’ was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of ‘Alien’s’ DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
The framework sounds intriguing but as BlackFilm.com reports, the actual story details are under wraps as to avoid any ‘spoilage.’ The trailer preview, below, is the precursor to the full trailer that will premiere this Thursday.
‘Prometheus’ debuts at a theater near you on June 8, 2012