This quasi-"Alien" prequel -- which will apparently only tie into the franchise that we know in the last eight minutes of the film -- has long been rumored to center on a crew traveling to the Zeta Riticuli star system to meet their makers after alien artifacts are discovered in Africa in 2058 that reveal Earth was terraformed to provide a home for humans. However, a crew member steals the “bio-source code” to Terraforming, a technology central to the origin of all Gods’ power, kicking off a chain of events pitting the humans against their alien creators. Now see how that tagline seems to fit even more? Add to that Scott's recent talk about the film being a metaphor about a “higher being” who challenges the gods, and it all seems to fit pretty well together. But who knows -- that tagline is so open it could mean anything.
Anyway, the film features a pretty great cast, including Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson (in flashbacks) and more. A trailer is expected to arrive any day now, and this one will land in theaters on June 8, 2012. [STYD]