Twentieth Century Fox has just released the first teaser trailer for Prometheus. Director Ridley Scott's highly anticipated return to the science-fiction genre - his third such movie after Alien and Blade Runner - this thriller stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Elizabeth Shaw, a scientist who accepts the offer from an enigmatic businesswoman (Charlize Theron, Monster) to embark on a historic space expedition. The mission's objective: to make contact with the advanced lifeforms that helped create our planet.
However, first contact does not go as planned, and the trip quickly becomes a nightmare for all involved, forcing Shaw and the other survivors to fight not just for their own survival, but for the survival of Earth itself.
While Scott has resisted calling Prometheus a direct prequel to Alien, he has admitted that the new picture contains "strands of [the earlier film's] DNA." This teaser certainly suggests more than a passing connection between the two; their respective teaser trailers share the same unsettling background tone as well as a unique, slow-developing main title reveal.
Update: Both the domestic and international theatrical trailers provide new information about the film's plot; in particular, viewers now have a better sense of the first-act complications that motivate the central space expedition. The domestic trailer plays up the film's horror aspects, while the international trailer takes a more slow-burn approach to teasing the story.
Prometheus' scheduled U.K. release date is June 1st, and its U.S. release date is June 8th.
Ridley Scott does not disappoint! A mere glimpse at what is sure to be an amazing production. I hope that the 3D element really helps sell the picture. It looks as if the derelict spacecraft will be rolling right at ya! Impressive.
ALIEN is my favorite film of all time, so I'm cautiously excited for this prequel. However, it looks like the famed space jockey is actually just a suit worn by a tall, bald humanoid, like something out of Star Trek. Really uninspired and disappointing. Hopefully Scott makes it work, but given his recent track record...
If you look to the right of the chair, the space jockey is standing right there, a big bald headed white guy. You can tell it has to be him because if you watch alien normal people are small next to that chair.
It's interesting that we actually get to know how the alien spacecraft got into the position (by appearently falling down) the crew of the Nostromo found it many years later in Alien.
It really gives me chills to know that now we get to understand a lot of things that have been enigmatic for 33 years since 1979.
On the other hand maybe it should've stayed in the dark because that gives part of the cult status of Alien, not knowing exactly what happened to that ship and to that scary space jockey/Alien in that huge chair.
So I'm half excited and half sad that now we'll understand the origin of the whole story (written three decades earlier by different people).
But then again, if someone can pull it off, it's Sir Ridley. Anyway, hopefully it's going to be a great sci-fi horror in it's own right.
Are the people that a knocking Ridley Scott on drugs? Or maybe they should be on drugs?
Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven (Directors Cut) and Black Hawk Down are extraordinary and epic cinema that has no rivals. They aren't perfect, but no one does epic with a real sense of reality to it as well as Ridley. His films are epic without them being overly stylised or fake looking and they never look cheap.
The trailer for Prometheus looks like a combination of classic Ridley Scott Sci-Fi and modern Ridley Scott Epic.
kkight, Ridley Scott and James Cameron are great directors, but how in God's name did you put Michael Bay in the same sentence with them?
Michael Bay knows how to direct an action scene, but the man is all about style with no substance. With Bay, CGI, 3-D, and explosions are the stars. He cares nothing about depth of story or acting, and it shows in every one of his movies except for maybe "The Rock," which was a decent film. The rest of his work is mindless popcorn entertainment that comes off as completely idiotic after the 2nd or 3rd viewing, if not the first time. Bay could learn so much from greats like Scott or Cameron, or even a director like John McTiernan. They all can direct action too, but they also care about the story and the acting. Bay just wants to blow up shit.
@Iron Eagle 74 - The Rock, Armageddon, The Island... are awesome!! I find myself watching these movies over and over again... All of Bay's movies are blockbuster hits! Except for "The Island" which is unfortunate cause I thought that was his best work. Some of the actors became big because of Bay's movies... I do hope he stops making Transformers though, I wanna see him move on to a new project.
The visuals in this are astounding! Many of the plot points will hearken back to the original 1979 "ALIEN". The vibe I have been getting is good on this film. I am hoping the 3D is integral to the story and meshes with it. The film isn't nearly as dark as I imagined, so perhaps the 3D element will be fine (dark films do not have the impact in 3D).
This is looking like the #2 movie of the summer, next to Avengers obviously. But just from the look and feel Ridley hasn't lost his touch in the Sci-fi genre. Just remember folks this is the first of 2 planned films, not to mention his next project is the Blade Runner sequel. So much to look forward to.
My most anticipated film of 2012, and it's not even close. Despite these terrific trailers so far, I still have some reservations as this movie is written by Damon Lindelof, and worst of all Jon Spaihts, the writer of The Darkest Hour *shudder*
I'm working to keep my expectations lowered a bit, but I can't really help it. It does look awesome!
You know, for what it is worth, Alien is my all time favorite films. One of the things I always loved about
Alien, is that they never tried to explain the origin of the Space Jockey, or the Alien itself. These creatures
and the setting of the Derelict ship were just plot devices to move the film along. In doing so they created
one of the most iconic and oft imitated creatures and design style ever put on film. I have alot of respect for
Ridley scott, but this film, I feel will forever taint a true classic "Alien". I wonder how Ron Shusett feels about
this, I hope he is at least getting some residuals, along with H.R. Giger!
So from what I understand, it's a different species than the Xenomorphs but the movie will have some ties to the Alien franchise. I hope the only tie isn't just the space jockey. Either way, it's one of the movies I am most looking forward to this summer.
Reading all of the hypotheses and conjecture on prometheus-movie.com is getting me sooo excited. I cannot wait until June. The first Alien film I saw on TV network premiere in the UK, I was about 8yrs old. As my brother was 12 and my mum had agreed he could watch it I begged and she relented - as long as I went to bed and slept first. Think it started at 11.00pm. Scared the bejeezuz out of me. However this new movie looks, potentially, to be light years ahead in terms of the plot. I trust Ridley to get this right and I am expecting this to be the film of the year - possibly outdoing The Hobbit. Hurry up June!