If you’re wondering what Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is really about, hold on to your butts. io9 was tipped off to what sounded like a crazy rumor, but it may actually be true thanks to comments by Scott himself that were just recently made. Here’s part of what io9’s tipster said:
Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that 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 finds are coordinates to the Alien God’s 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 Riticuli 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 to reach such levels of intelligence.
Sound nutbar crazy? If you’ve ever listened to Coast to Coast AM, that actually sounds familiar; and Ridley Scott confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter they are going in that direction.
“The (space) journey, metaphorically, is about a challenge to the gods. NASA and the Vatican agree that is almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today without there being a little help along the way. That’s what we’re looking at (in the film), at some of Eric van Daniken’s ideas of how did we humans come about.”
I don’t know about you, but that just made my anticipation for Prometheus skyrocket. It takes some balls of steel to make a major Hollywood movie based on those nutbar theories.