Thursday, 22 December 2011

Trailer for PROMETHEUS, Ridley Scott's ALIEN quasi-prequel

Since it's that time of year when we are inundated with new movie trailers, here's another one. This is the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Due for release on 8 June 2012, there's been a great deal of confusion over the relationship between Prometheus and Alien. Originally it was a straight-up prequel, but Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelof (of Lost fame) have tried to put some distance between the two projects, suggesting they take place in the same universe but little more than that.

From the trailer, that's obviously 'a mild understatement'. Much of the film appears to involve the crashed alien spaceship from LV-426 (and we may even see that crash in the trailer), the 'space jockey' aliens play a role, the Prometheus logo is pretty much identical to the Alien one and, most tellingly, the trailer bears an uncanny resemblance to the original Alien teaser, even using some of the same sound effects. So yeah, Alien prequel, totally. And there's nowt wrong with that, since the trailer looks impressive. Ridley Scott returning to SF (get this, his last SF movie was Blade Runner) is an enticing prospect, and the film looks solid enough at this stage.

io9 have a very interesting shot-by-shot analysis of the trailer here. And who the hell is that guy in the space jockey's control room?


Vyrastas said...

This movie looks bad ass. Glad Ridley Scott is returning to sci-fi, I've always enjoyed Alien the most of any of his films.

Anonymous said...

This looks really good. I was under the impression Ridley Scott said the "Aliens" wouldn’t appear, but this trailer makes me think that was an outright lie (not that I am complaining). This almost looked like a remake of Alien to me, but that’s probably done on purpose with the trailer.

Raquel said...

Interesting! I hadn't known about this, but now I look forward to it!

redhead said...

I grew up watching Alien, and I can't wait for this new one!