What's on at National Media Museum - Rewind Wednesday
The fate of astronauts marooned in space might seem a familiar plotline, but as conceived by director Alfonso Cuaron (CHILDREN OF MEN), it becomes a visual magnum opus as well as drama of the highest order.
Ridley Scott finally returns to space, 33 years after his game-changing xenomorph nightmare, ALIEN.
Set several years before the Nostromo's ill-fated voyage, PROMETHEUS follows a team of explorers on a perilous mission to the farthest reaches of the universe to discover mankind's origins on Earth. Led by scientists Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green), the team land on a mysterious alien planet in search of answers. What they discover not only threatens their mission, but also may come to have a profound impact on the entire human race.
A top cast - featuring SHAME's Michael Fassbender as the crew's onboard android and YOUNG ADULT's Charlize Theron as Weyland rep Meredith Vickers - coupled with stellar special effects make PROMETHEUS the action/sci-fi event of the year.