Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

When director Ridley Scott had to pick a view to convey the feeling of other-worldliness and ancient power, and a quiet sense of impending doom, Dettifoss is where he went.

Later in the movie the crew travels from their space ship to and from the alien base, driving across the barren alien wasteland that lies below Hekla, in south Iceland, one of the world’s most active volcano.

  • Directed by Ridley Scott
  • Produced by Ridley Scott / Mark Huffam
  • Twentieth Century Fox 2012

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