Ben Foster Joins PROMETHEUS and there's an Official Synopsis

Earlier today a supposedly leaked plot for Ridley Scott's sci-fi film project Prometheus spread like a wildfire across the web. The only problem was we didn't know if it was real or not, according to a report from JoBlo it wasn't accurate. I thought it sounded cool, but the actual film will probably end up being better anyway. We now have a brief official synopsis to share with you, check it out:

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.

Unfortunately there really isn't much there to set Prometheus apart from 85% of the other sci-fi films that have been made. It was also confirmed that Ben Foster has officially been cast in the film, and will join the previously cast Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender.

Foster is a great actor, and he's no stranger to deep space danger... oh good lord, I didn't plan that, that's just how it came out, but now I have to leave it because it's so cheesy. Foster also starred in the sci-fi film Pandorum

Prometheus is set to be released in theaters on June 8th 2012.