Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human species.

Development of the film began in the early 2000s as a fifth installment in the¬†Alien¬†franchise. Scott and director¬†James Cameron¬†developed ideas for a film that would serve as a¬†prequel¬†to Scott’s 1979 science-fiction horror film¬†Alien. Prometheus¬†was released on June 1, 2012, in the United Kingdom and on June 8, 2012, in¬†North America. The film earned generally positive reviews, receiving praise for the designs, production values and cast performances, and criticism for an uneven script and unresolved plot points. The film grossed over $403 million worldwide. A sequel,¬†Alien: Covenant, was released in May 2017.

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