For the last 8 hours a Synopsis has been forwarded around the internet to different sites, APN & io9 are amongst the many that were all sent a supposed leaked 'Synopsis' to Ridley Scott's Prometheus. This 'Synopsis' if it legitimate contains major spoilers for the film, personally after reading it through the info contains a lot of stuff we already knew about, but there are also some elements that not everybody knew about in the Synopsis. There are a lot of 'homage' elements in the info that I assume are deliberate but then again maybe just a poor facsimile of other movies. The timeline seems a little suspect but some of the concepts seem sound. Overall its far from enough to convince me its real. This is of course all possibly BS but nevertheless if you do not want to risk knowing too much about the films plot then do not hit the jump because its a very detailed outline.
Earth.Year 2058.Archaeological digs in Africa reveals alien artifacts that proves humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (Spacejockeys). These "Alien Gods" also terraformed Earth in order to makeit 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. Thanks to faster than light travel a few years later the PROMETHEUS enters the Zeta Reticuli star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported further into space to a scary yet fascinating world. The Alien Gods are proud of their "children", their first creation toreach such levels of intelligence. As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based technologies with the humans. But for one member of the Prometheus' crew it's not enough. In a treacherous act he steals the "bio-source code" to Terraforming, A technology at the origin of all Gods' powers, that could make humans equal to their creators. The Alien Gods may be scientists but are also ruthless conquerors, destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals. They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, acreature used to "clean up" worlds before colonization. But something goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breedof gut eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of Paradise. What's left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed alien planet. On their trail a survivor Alien God on a familiar ship with anultimate mission. Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.
The first thing that struck me was that its a very well crafted structure albeit the ideas seem thematically so big it borders on overindulgent risktaking! [very Damon Lindelof -not taking anything away from Ridley Scott] "The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed" Hitler. I can forgive that risk considering originally the Prequels were spanned over two films, enough time to sincerely engage such huge concepts. The reference to "Paradise" is quite interesting as we know that was the working title of 'Prometheus' for some time. [Mistakenly reported as the title at one point by Vulture.] The whole Synopsis, although not word perfect does really wrap the idea of Prometheus as a quasi prequel very well plus its very dark and isolated, typical Scott Sci-fi but this does not mean it is real. The metaphor of Prometheus is perfectly executed but there are a couple of caveats that stand out and seem suspect. There is nothing new in the story. All the themes are already established in the other movies, the only element which is unique is that Humans were created by Space Jockeys. The only thing that is certain is that if this thing is legitimate then Fox would be demanding its removal by now. Either way I am on the fence simply because there are elements of it I actually like.