I’ve been going back and forth about posting this all day. We live in such a saturated world where movies are spelled out to the last cameo before we ever hit the theater. I know a good story doesn’t rely on surprise…but goddammit, it feels so good to go into something cold.
But, I finally broke down and actually read the possible-but-maybe-not-but-probably plot of Prometheus. The stuff from Ridley Scott is ok, and not too spoilerish, just intriguing. It’s a nice companion to Damon Lindelof’s comments earlier this week.
The Hollywood Reporter has some quotes from Ridley Scott, who talked about the project at CineEurope. He confirmed the title refers to the name of a spaceship sent from Earth by an all-too familiar corporation. The name, however, is no accident. “The (space) journey, metaphorically, is about a challenge to the gods. NASA and the Vatican agree that is almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today without there being a little help along the way. That’s what we’re looking at (in the film), at some of Eric van Daniken’s ideas of how did we humans come about.”
Now, mysteriously a submission over at io9 claims to reveal the exact plot of Prometheus from beginning to end. It may not be legitimate, but it does fit really well with all the whispers of space jockeys, challenges to the gods, and the xenomorph itself. However, a clever fan fic person could probably churn that out just as easily. It’s really rather detailed, so I’ll just link to it and let you decide for yourself. Scott doesn’t want the plot leaked out, so let’s just play along, shall we?