Ridley Scott's Prometheus will release in the US on June the 8th, 2012.
On the 23rd of December, 2011, the first full teaser trailer came out, and it blew the internet's mind.
How? After a week that included a big fun lava-monster filled 'Wrath of the Titans' trailer, an epic 'The Dark Knight Rises' second trailer and the first 'announcement' trailer from 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' you'd expect trailer fatigue to be setting in - each new trailer coming out to less and less hype, with an internet filled with 'meh'. The Prometheus trailer is just so good it not only makes you want to watch the film, it restores hope in Science Fiction as a genre.
Not superheroes, not myths, not fantasy stories. Science Fiction.
This 'Trailer Week', they've saved the best for last. The one minute of teaser-y brilliance from the trailer team working for Scott Free has created a micro-moment in Sci Fi history that will, in all probability, live on for ever. They've combined the chilling atmosphere and scares from the original Alien, but it's been combined with an epic-ness that was really only touched on in James Cameron's Aliens - not that you'd mention that film to Ridley Scott.
For him, there is only Alien. For him to go back (literally) to that universe, it must have been a pretty enticing idea - and from what we can see here, whatever that idea is - we think it's been pulled off.
The new colour palate, suggesting a different time and place from the original film, but the references to the original crashed alien craft in Alien, make for an interesting quandary - is it the same planet? If so, what the hell happened?
There are so many questions, really - it is a teaser after all.
That said - there are lots of clues. Whilst Scott has said there's no xenomorph in the movie - there is acid blood. That can only spell trouble.
The scope, the hardware, the cast and the special effects - they're all of the highest class, and yet, that wonderful sense of 'Planet of the Vampires', upon which the original Alien was derived from, is seen in threads of design - particularly the fifties-style bubble helmets.
What's super cool for the more mature Sci Fi nerds amongst us - it mirrors the original Alien teaser trailer. Have a look below to compare and contrast.
2012 looks to be a decent year in Sci Fi - but Prometheus may be its crowning glory.