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A team of space explorers embarks on a fantastic voyage to the edge of the universe after making a profound discovery that hints at the true origins of the human race in this belated pseudo-prequel to director Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. Isle of Skye, Scotland: 2089. Archeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a cave drawing featuring a mysterious star pattern not found in our solar system. Upon comparing the image with similar other ones found at different archeological digs all over the planet, the pair realizes that they all match perfectly. They're convinced that the image is an invitation, and set out on a high tech Weyland Industries ship called Prometheus to - just maybe - unlock the mysteries of mankind's origins on Earth. Flash forward to Christmas Day, 2093. The crew of Prometheus awakens from stasis to learn they have arrived at their destination. With highly-intelligent android David (Michael Fassbinder) assisting the mission, and chilly Weyland representative Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) calling the shots, Captain Janet (Idris Elba) brings the ship down to the surface, landing next to a line of awe-inspiring structures that appear to have been built by intelligent beings. But when a small crew led by Elizabeth and Charlie explore the remote planet, the artifacts they find threaten to contradict everything mankind had been taught about its origins. But there's a secret in this chamber that's lain dormant for centuries, and now that it senses life, it finally sees an opportunity to escape. If it does, the trip that was supposed to answer al of our biggest questions about life could also be the one that seals the fate of every living creature on planet Earth. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 8, 2012


Awarded by
Art Directors Guild Arthur Max Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Stammers Best Special Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Stammers Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Trevor Wood Best Special Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Trevor Wood Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charley Henley Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Martin Hill Best Visual Effects 2012 Nominee


Noomi Rapace
as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender
as David
Charlize Theron
as Meredith Vickers
Idris Elba
as Janek
Guy Pearce
as Peter Weyland
Logan Marshall-Green
as Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris
as Fifield
Rafe Spall
as Millburn
Emun Elliott
as Chance
Benedict Wong
as Ravel
Kate Dickie
as Ford
Patrick Wilson
as Shaw's Father
Vladimir Furdik
as Mercenary 2
C.C. Smiff
as Mercenary 3
Ian Whyte
as Last Engineer
James Embree
as Mechanic 1
Florian Robin
as Mechanic 2
Giannina Facio
as Shaw's Mother
Annie Penn
as Ship Computer Voice
Robin Atkin Downes
as Ship Computer Voice


Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
David Giler
Walter Hill
Jon Spaihts
Damon Lindelof
Dariusz Wolski
Marc Streitenfeld
Composer (Music Score)
Pietro Scalia
Arthur Max
Production Designer
Anthony Caron-Delion
Art Director
Paul Inglis
Art Director
John King
Supervising Art Director
Alex Cameron
Art Director
Peter Dorme
Art Director
Marc Homes
Art Director
Karen Wakefield
Art Director
Mary Richards
Teresa Kelly
Associate Producer
Mark Huffam
Executive Producer
Michael Ellenberg
Executive Producer
Damon Lindelof
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
Janty Yates
Costume Designer
Sonja Klaus
Set Decorator
Max Keene
First Assistant Director
Graham Hall
Camera Operator
Gary Spratling
Camera Operator
Daniele Massaccesi
Camera Operator
Nina Gold
Tina Earnshaw
Makeup Designer
Richard Stammers
Visual Effects Supervisor
Alan Rankin
Sound Special Effects
Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor
Aisling Nairn
Key Make-up
Joseph Bonn
Music Editor
Phil Woodfine
Creature Effects
Tim Walston
Sound Editor
Ann Scibelli
Sound Special Effects
Roz Abery
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Annie Penn
Script Supervisor
Annette Wullems
Visual Effects Producer
Miranda Marks
Production Coordinator
Simon Hayes
Production Sound Mixer
Enzo Angileri
Hair Designer
Del Spiva
Music Editor
Katie Newitt
Creature Effects
Charley Henley
Visual Effects Supervisor
Allen Maris
Visual Effects Producer
Martin Hill
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jana Carboni
Ron Bartlett
Re-Recording Mixer
Victor Ennis
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Mooney
Assistant Costume Designer
Trevor Wood
Special Effects Supervisor
Karen Vassar
Sound Editor
Nikolas Korda
Unit Production Manager
Charlie Campagna
Sound Editor
Kathleen Latlip
First Assistant Editor
Neal Scanlan
Creature Effects
Neal Scanlan
Makeup Special Effects
Harry Gregson-Williams
Additional Music
Rob Inch
Stunts Coordinator
Conor O'Sullivan
Prosthetic Makeup Effects