International Trailer for Prometheus Debuts
02.17.12 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox has released an international trailer for Prometheus, director Ridley Scott's possible prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. Scott has promised that fans of Alien will see "strands of Alien's DNA" in Prometheus, even if it will "absolutely not" contain any of the famous xenomorphs from the Alien franchise. That could be because Scott has included the "Space Jockey" character from the original Alien and has promised that Prometheus will explain that creature's story.
Set "thirty years prior" to the events of Alien, Prometheus follows a group of scientists and explorers that head to a remote planet on a mission to discover mankind's origins. The previously released trailer that arrived last December looked very much like Alien, and the latest trailer does too, mostly because there is very little difference between them both. Perhaps the latest look at Prometheus will convince Alien fans that what's important is not how the two movies are connected, but what matters is Scott's return to the sci-fi genre after a 30 year absence.
Prometheus was written by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens) from a script originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour). The cast includes Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Idris Elba (Thor), Logan Marshall-Green (Devil), Guy Pearce (The King's Speech), and Patrick Wilson (Insidious).