In the year 2089, archeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) make a startling discovery. The couple uncovers a star map which seems to lead to a mysterious Alien race on a far off moon. They believe the map to be an invitation, and become obsessed with the idea of making contact with these strange beings. Elizabeth suspects they may be the architects of life on earth. Multibillionaire Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) agrees to fund the expedition, which includes the construction of a scientific space vessel called the Prometheus.