First Trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus Finally Arrives
12.22.11 by Ryan
After a week where 20th Century Fox released three preview clips for the trailer of director Ridley Scott's highly anticipated new sci-fi movie, Prometheus, the actual trailer has finally arrived online.
Originally set as a prequel to Scott's 1979 classic Alien (until Scott said it had "evolved" beyond the Alien franchise and into "a new, grand mythology and universe where this original story takes place"), Prometheus follows a group of scientists and explorers led by Noomi Rapace that heads to a distant planet in search of the answers to mankind's origins.
Scott recently revealed that the movie will deal with the "Space Jockey" creature found by Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt) and the Nostromo crew in the early part of Alien (which explains the recognizable ship seen at the end of the trailer), but will not see any of the acid-bleeding aliens (which doesn't help explain the apparent acid burn on one of the helmets in the trailer). In fact, there's plenty of Alien homages seen in the trailer, not the least of which is the slowly revealed title, done in the same style as the original Alien's trailer. The end result, while thrilling, will only lead to more questions as to how Prometheus will lead to Alien.
The cast includes Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Idris Elba (Thor), Guy Pearce (Memento), Logan Marshall-Green (Devil), Patrick Wilson (Watchmen), and Rafe Spall (Anonymous). Prometheus was written by John Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and rewritten by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens).