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Read Another Actual, Official Synopsis from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

It Came From Outer Space

Three months ago somebody leaked what they said was an incredibly detailed description of the plot of Ridley Scott‘s first return to the setting of the Alien movies in more than thirty years, so detailed it gave away the ending. In response, Fox Studios released an official synopsis, presumably make the leaked one look like a fake, but their description was just vague enough to not actually disprove anything from the fake one. Now, Fox has released another synopsis of the movie, which seems to indicate, at least to this blogger, that they really weren’t prepared to release the last one, and maybe that supposed fake wasn’t so fake after all.

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Here’s the newest official synopsis:

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Lets compare this to the first part of the presumed fake synopsis:

Earth. Year 2058.

Archaeological digs in Africa reveals alien artifacts that proves humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space jockeys). These “Alien Gods” also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations. Amongst the finds are coordinates to the Alien Gods’ home-world. To Paradise.

Months later the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship PROMETHEUS and his crew, into deep space to make first contact.

If you want to read the whole “fake” synopsis, it’s here, but we warn you that it gives away the ending of the movie and everything.

As for the “an advanced alien race seeded the universe with life” trope, it’s a familiar friend but not a trite one by any means. Anyone care to watch a Mass Effect prequel set in the Alien universe, starring Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, and Noomi Rapace? We’re down. I imagine that FemShep and Ripley could have some very interesting discussions.

(via MTV Splash Page.)

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