American film magazine Production Weekly has recently published this synopsis about Prometheus:
“The story takes place in the distant future. There are two superpowers on Earth fighting each other for what’s left of the remaining natural resources spread out across the solar system. One of these superpowers have created and sent a giant terraforming ship to a distant planet called Erix. Their hope is to take this living world and reshape it so that humans can live there.
This enormous terraforming spacecraft lands on Erix, a harsh and uninhabitable planet where it dispenses six smaller mobile units called Crawlers which spread across 125 kilometers of the planet and sow seeds which then terraform the planet. And the name of this terraforming spaceship is…”Prometheus.” The severity of Erix’s indigenous life is notable which are essentially referred to as bio-mechanoid killers. (Offers out to Angelina Jolie & Charlize Theron for Vickers, Michael Fassbender for David, and Gemma Arterton for the role of Truks. / Release date June 8, 2012.)”
Some of this sounds vaguely like the Jon Spaihts script Shadow-19 but I haven’t read said script yet so I can’t really comment.
As well as this it has been confirmed that Prometheus will be shooting in Morocco in Feburary according to Nourreddine Sail, head of the Moroccan Cinema Centre: “he is expecting Ridley Scott to start shooting his next film, the upcoming Alien prequel, at the country’s southern Ouarzazate film studios next February and March.”
Thanks to Dustin and wmmvrrvrrmm for the news. Also UK film magazine Empire is running a small spread on Prometheus in its next issue. Watch this space.
UPDATE: It looks like Production Weekly did indeed copy the synopsis of Shadow-19 as posted by Script Flags so I would consider this one debunked.