Director Scott says movie’s ending will be similar to Alien . . .
“The last eight minutes of the Prometheus story evolve into ‘a pretty good DNA of the Alien one.’”
“I think the reason why I haven’t attempted science fiction in a number of years is because I haven’t really come across a script that I really liked. This developed and came out extremely well.”
“The central metaphor of Prometheus is about a ‘higher being’ who challenges the gods, and the gods don’t want to give him fire.’Fire is our first form of technology,’ Scott says, and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished ‘in perpetuity in a horrible fashion.’ Much like the story of the mythological god, Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and for his actions was bound to a rock with an eagle eternally devouring his liver.” [The movie’s story involves a group of scientists stranded on a distant planet, where they discover “the answers to humanity's most burning questions.”]
Prometheus is slated for a June 8th, 2012 release date. It stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce. It is directed by Ridley Scott.