|Noomi Rapace||Elizabeth Shaw|
|Charlize Theron||Meredith Vickers|
|Guy Pearce||Peter Weyland|
|Logan Marshall-Green||Charlie Holloway|
The discovery of a clue to mankind's origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition. Shaw hopes that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify her religious beliefs, while Holloway is out to debunk any spiritual notions. However, neither the scientists nor their shipmates are prepared for the unimaginable terrors that await them.