[UPDATE: We’ve added the first official TV spot for Prometheus.]
In case you didn’t get your fill of ominous sci-fi spectacle and horrifying events while watching the amazing full-length trailer for Prometheus (which premiered over the weekend), today we can offer a new international theatrical promo for filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott’s return venture to the Alien universe.
The marketing for Prometheus has so far been great, thanks to previous trailers having successfully teased the grand scope of the visuals and ideas explored in Scott’s project, without also divulging so many of the film’s secrets as to make viewers feel like they’ve already seen a truncated version of the movie. We’re happy to report that the latest international preview (which takes its time setting up the storyline and boasts new footage to boot) doesn’t break away from that approach.
Prometheus takes place in the relatively-distant future, as a pair of scientists (Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) discover a recurring pictograph among the archaeological remnants of ancient civilizations around the globe. The duo then assemble a motley crew – including, corporate tool Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and a cutting-edge android (Michael Fassbender) – for a space expedition to a mysterious alien planet, which could provide them with answers to the questions about the very beginnings of humankind. As it turns out, that wasn’t the brightest of ideas.
See what we mean by watching the full-length international trailer (along with the first TV spot) for Prometheus:
Passing over the lofty concepts and philosophical issues that Scott and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost, the Star Trek sequel) have promised will be examined in Prometheus, the film as a whole just looks stellar. The early footage has boasted some genuinely breath-taking cinematography and well-composed shots that should look all the more fantastic in 3D on the big screen. Not to mention, Scott’s decision to compliment the elaborate practical sets in Prometheus with customary CGI only when necessary appears to have really benefitted the movie as a whole.
There have also been lots of fun “Easter Eggs” for Alien fans (shots of the Space Jockey, Fassbender channeling Ian Holm as Ash, etc.) present in the Prometheus promos to date, including the viral video featuring Guy Pearce as corporate head Peter Weyland – an iconic name in the Alien series mythology. Assuming the trailers are representative of the actual movie, it looks like all those claims about Prometheus being more of a standalone feature than a dyed in the wool prequel could be true after all.
Prometheus hits 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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