|Prometheus Teaser Trailer Is Pretty Flipping Special|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Thursday, 22 December 2011 19:56|
The full Prometheus trailer has parked its shiny bum on the internet - and as far as teasers go, it's pretty damn teasing.
We still don't know that much about Ridley Scott's prequel-but-not-a-prequel-but-still-connected-to-the-Alien-franchise-but-not-really mystery film. The official synopsis reads something like: "A team of explorers find a clue to the origins of man 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."
We seem to be looking at what happened in the lead up to the events on LV-426 in the first Alien film. But Ridley's been pretty adamant that this isn't a directly linking prequel.
Yet everything about this screams Alien. The pods littering the ground around Michael Fassbender's character. The familiar outline of the infamous space jockey's ship. The way the titles appear in the same gradual procession of vertical and horizontal bars.
So what's it all about? Like all the best teasers, Prometheus' trailer doesn't answer any of our questions - it just asks a load more. When Ridley Scott does answer them in 2012, it should be something very special. As long as you forget that this is the director who also made Robin Hood and A Good Year.
Read on for the full Prometheus trailer. Then get very excited.
Oh, did I mention that Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Noomi Rapace are also in this?
Yeah. Me too.