Opens: June 8
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
Genre and rating: Sci-fi–horror, not yet rated
Plot: Taking place a few years before the first Alien movie — but not “officially” a prequel — the movie follows a team of explorers who travel to a remote (and familiar) planet to find what they hope are the origins of mankind.
Spin: Expectations are running high: for a certain segment of the summer audience, Prometheus might be as eagerly anticipated as the final chapter of the Dark Knight trilogy. Still, it will be interesting to see just how much director Ridley Scott strays from the Alien universe.