‘Prometheus’ Russian Trailer & Viral Video with Michael Fassbender

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The Russian-dubbed theatrical trailer for Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (see above) is unfortunately one of those “blink and you’ll miss the new footage” promos. If nothing else, though, that footage from the Alien-verse-set tale of makind’s journey to a mysterious (and, ultimately, sinister) ancient extraterrestrial world continues to impress – regardless of what language the characters speak – is testament to the power of the film’s darkly beautiful imagery.

For those of you who don’t find the sound of apprehensive dialogue more or less unnerving when spoken in a non-English language, we also have a new viral video for Prometheus – one that takes on the form of a pseudo-advertisement for the “state-of-the-art” android David (Michael Fassbender), who joins a team of humans on said expedition to check out the relics of an ancient civilization on a faraway alien planet.

Similar to previous Prometheus viral clips, like that featuring Guy Pearce as corporate head Peter Weyland, this new video provides some complimentary backstory for the film. It’s the sort of fun “Easter Egg” for Alien fans who are anxious to check out Scott’s long-awaited return to the franchise he created – but there’s nothing so pivotal revealed here as to suggest that Prometheus will end up being a movie that cannot stand on its own without support from tie-in marketing/supplementary material (The Devil Inside, looking at you).

Check out that Prometheus viral video (along with a tie-in promotional poster) below:

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If the visual of Fassbender’s artificial head in a plastic bag – or how the actor effectively plays David as a fake human whose behavior falls into the “uncanny valley” – creeps you out… well, then Scott and his collaborators have accomplished exactly what they set out to do.

Similarly, even if Scott and screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost) ultimately aren’t able to pull off the lofty existential sci-fi themes or metaphysical horror elements featured in Prometheus with as much grace as early trailers for the film have suggested, it’s hard to imagine the 3D production won’t still prove to be both one of the more memorable and provocative additions to the sub-genre Scott helped establish over three decades ago.

Prometheus arrives in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.

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Source: 20th Century Fox [via Twitch], Mashable

TAGS: alien, prometheus

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  1. it looks impressive too ,can’t wait for it :)

  2. all i can say is. WOW. movie of the year.

  3. Love it.

  4. The Prometheus viral channeled Stanley Kubrick.
    Prometheus may have as much kinship with
    2001: A Space Odyssey as it does Alien.

  5. Do unethical taks huh, David? Well, let the cards fall where they may.

    • *tasks*

  6. “David will you slaughter your human crew mates if order?” Great promo stuff for this movie.

  7. Love the “powered by Verizon” on the poster

  8. I Love the “powered by Verizon” on the poster.

  9. Russian or not, it’s still a very chilling trailer!

  10. The promotional campaign for this movie may be the best I’ve ever seen.
    The Pierce & Fassbender videos are fantastic and even though I’ve seen this trailer in English it’s still chilling in Russian.
    Less than 2 months to go & I can’t wait to see this in IMAX 3D!!

  11. I saw some partgs of this viral video some weeks ago. I know Fassbender was going to be playing an android. Great stuff.

  12. That was creepy, but brilliant. Prometheus will be a genius movie. (Yes, I can predict the future. lol)

  13. I hope both the Ted Talk and this David ad are on the blu ray :)

  14. I was a bit confused by the last part – what indicated to you that they won’t “ultimately [be] able to pull off the lofty existential sci-fi themes or metaphysical horror elements featured in Prometheus with as much grace as early trailers for the film have suggested”??
    Is there anything I’ve missed – specifically with that viral video, which I agree with has some kinship with Space Odyssee, it seems but only more likely to me.

    • I didn’t mean to imply I think that’s going to happen. Just that if this ultimately does turn out to be a case where the trailers are better than the actual movie (which has happened many a time before), I still suspect Prometheus will be something memorable.

  15. I hope beyond hope this scares the beejeezus out of me. Looking forward to where this movie will take us. As well as looking beautiful, I think there will be be some stand out performances. Wow!

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  17. I will never get used to the idea of a humanly relatable machine…THAT’S what REALLY weirds me out…

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