A lot of savvy moviegoers are eagerly awaiting Ridley Scott's new sci-fi film, Prometheus, which will be hitting theaters next summer.
If you aren't yet aware, the big deal with this flick (aside from the fact that it will bring Ridley Scott back to the sci-fi genre) is that it serves as a sort of semi-prequel to Scott's now-classic film, Alien. That reunion alone is enough to get more than a few moviegoers into the theater seats to see what Scott has in store next.
Thankfully (and frustratingly to movie buffs like us here at Screen Rant) details about Prometheus have been kept strictly under wraps. All we have at the moment is an official synopsis (which reveals little), a few vague words from interviews with those involved with the film, a whole lot of rumors about the story, and a stellar cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson, among others.
Needless to say, anticipation is high for an official Prometheus trailer to debut - but for now, all we have is a description of said trailer, which was reportedly viewed by a theater worker lucky enough to see it. That worker posted his description online, and 20th Century Fox was quick to step in, thereby lending credit to validity of the description.
First, check out the official Prometheus synopsis to see what the film will (roughly) encompass, then see if you think the trailer description (courtesy of Twitter user Tofur1969 and the Prometheus official site) matches that design:
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
And now, the description of the trailer:
Description: "Had to join to to comment on this. I am the Chris that saw the trailer. I run a theatre in the Denver area and my theatre has Nielson kiosks in the lobby for surveys of upcoming titles. They told me that they had few different trailer for various movies, but when they said PROMETHEUS, I said I must see the trailer. It was nearly 2 minutes long and looked fairly polished and complete. It was using a temp track for music and the trailer was VERY similar to the original teaser for ALIEN the way is was cut together. Quick shot after another. Had a couple a lines of dialog I think but is was hard to hear since my lobby was a bit noisy. The planet they showed in the trailer looked nothing like original one where the derelict was crashed. It was sunny and desert like in appearance. The space suits the characters were wearing were VERY similar to the original suits worn by the crew of the Nostromo. The interior shots of their ship looked clean and not used like the the NOSTROMO did. It was all new and shiny looking. I did not see an exterior shot of the derelict ship but there were some really quick shots of the inside like the jockey, another room that looked like were the jockey was but without it, the room with the eggs but there were no eggs in it. There were some quick shots of the crew walking in the same "halls" that Kane and Dallas walked in as well in the derelict ship. But these things were hitting the screen so fast, it was hard to process all the information. Some of the crew look were in medical/cryo-tubes with something moving in their abdomens not their chests. Their eyes also appeared to be completely black and the faces altered I think. The end of the trailer ended with the title forming much like the ALIEN title did in the original movie at the top of the screen. However, there were no mentions of the original movie at all. No Giger aliens, no eggs, nothing at all to pin this being a prequel. It just "looks" like it was from that universe."
All in all, that's not a whole lot to go on - but according to Prometheus Movie.com this is in fact accurate account of the Prometheus trailer.
Logically speaking, it makes sense to kind of ground viewers in some familiar places and a familiar atmosphere of Scott's Alien universe, while still holding back enough to keep the true scope and spectacle of the film a surprise for moviegoers (or at least, a second trailer). On the other hand: some movie fans are likely going to be disappointed that this is all we get from this initial trailer after such a long wait - but then, something tells me they'll still be eager to flock to the theater and see Sir Ridley's latest sci-fi film, regardless ;-).
We'll keep you updated on all things Prometheus (including the actual trailer) as soon as we now about it. The film is slated for release on June 8, 2012.