There's been an awful lot of secrecy and security surrounding Ridley Scott's Prometheus, a film that may or may not be a prequel to his 1979 classic Alien. Earlier today, however, a tipster revealed quite a bit about the plot, but there has been a lot of questioning in regard to its validity. Now 20th Century Fox has finally released its first plot synopsis for the film to combat the validity of the leaked story, but unfortunately it doesn't exactly deliver any answers one way or the other.

Picked up by JoBlo, the synopsis itself is only 70 words (26 of which are dedicated to stroking Ridley Scott's ego) and it largely consists of filler adjectives. While you might feel excited reading it, closer examination will have you questioning why. Here it is:
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.
Outside of explaining that the movie is a science fiction tale about people on a distant world - things we already know - this is about as bland a synopsis that you will find. Even stranger, it doesn't do anything to undermine the leaked description from earlier today, which was the whole point of it's release. The paragraph doesn't even list the movie's stellar cast, which has apparently gotten bigger.

In addition to posting the synopsis, JoBlo has also learned that Ben Foster has joined the film's ranks. Whether it's a late-in-production addition or something we just didn't know about, the casting of Foster makes the established list of actors, which includes Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender, even better. The project will only be the actor's second venture into the sci-fi genre, having starred in 2009's Pandorum. Still in production, the film is set to be released on June 8, 2012.

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