Full “Prometheus” Trailer Debuts Online – Watch Here (Video)
You’ve seen The Avengers trailer. The Dark Knight Rises trailer. The Hobbit trailer (and if you haven’t, all three links are right there). But there’s another movie sneaking into the summer 2012 line-up that maybe you haven’t heard of.
The film, titled “Prometheus”, marks the return of director Ridley Scott to the science fiction genre. Many of Scott’s efforts since the dawn of the new millennium have been somewhat forgettable: the over-long, over-preachy “Kingdom of Heaven”, sub-par “Silence of the Lambs” sequel “Hannibal”, and “Braveheart” starring Russell Crowe “Robin Hood”, to name a few.
But Scott might be onto something with Prometheus. The director practically created modern science fiction film with aesthetic hallmarks “Alien” and “Blade Runner”, both of which have been endlessly copied, referenced, and homage-d. A return to Scott’s gloomy and claustrophobic vision of the future just might be what the director needs to get his groove back.
Though production details have been hush-hush since the film’s initial development, numerous rumors have circulated that the film is a prequel to 1979′s “Alien”, the film that began an extremely successful series that has become deeply ingrained into the pop culture canon. Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelof (of LOST infamy) have played coy with these rumors, ultimately revealing that while “Prometheus” does share the same universe as “Alien”, it is not a prequel, rather more of a “side-quel”, telling a story apart from the established franchise, but sharing its history and imagery.
Methinks perhaps the director and his partner in crime have played too coy about this. To serve this point, here’s both the promised trailer for “Prometheus”, as well as the theatrical trailer for 1979′s “Alien”. Just like “Dark Side” and “Wizard”, see if these two don’t overlap a bit.
What say you? Prequel or no? Amped to see it?