Most often we get neither hot nor bothered by a trailer; otfentimes they elicit an “I’d rather play that awesome 'Catlife' mod I’ve heard so much about, thanks” response. Certainly this was the case for all but one every instalment of the Alien series since adulthood; the Prometheus trailer however might just buck that trend. Set in the same universe as the Alien franchise, Prometheus marks Director Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise he helped found in 1979. First scheduled to be a reboot, then a direct prequel to, Alien, the film has thoroughly evolved to become something that takes place in the same universe, but is no longer directly tied to face-huggers and other things that spray acid over M56A 10mm Smartgun weilding Colonial Marines.
While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart. – Ridley Scott
Revolving around the eponymous exploration ship Prometheus, we’ll be following a crew sent light-years away to see just what all those ancient humans who drew space-men all over their cave walls were doing. Interestingly, inspite of Scott’s downplaying of the connection, it looks a lot like they may have been drawing the briefly glimpsed ‘space jockey’ alien from the original Alien. That’s as much as we should say to avoid detracting from your final experience. Other than that we heartily recommend, should you like this kind of thing, a pair of related ‘viral’ clips: one quite imposing and one downright disturbingly amusing, on top of the trailer below.
Prometheus is set to debut in cinemas and really low quality cam rip-offs this June.