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article imageVideo: New trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus released

By JohnThomas Didymus     Mar 19, 2012 in Entertainment
Anaheim - Director Ridley Scott on Saturday released a new HD trailer at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, California, for the movie Prometheus. The trailer was released during a Q&A session with Scott, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and co-writer Damon Lindelof.
The trailer teases with some extreme weird-mix scenes of alien life forms, insectoid spacecraft and entire planets splitting apart.
The narrative, according to Mashable, is prequel to Scott's 1979 movie Alien, but with a distinct storyline. Forbes reports Scott says Prometheus is not essentially a prequel to Alien, but the storyline explores the origins of the “Space Jockey” extraterrestrial found on a spacecraft in the 1979 movie. Hollywood Reporter also notes Scott attempted to play down the prequel connection with Alien, saying the new movie "evolved into another universe," from basic plot links to Alien.
According to Prometheus News, the story is set in a future in which two world powers fight for control of the solar system. One of the powers sends a team of scientists on a mission to uncover secrets about the origins of mankind after evidence emerges from mysterious hieroglyphs about the origins of the human race. But instead they encounter an evil entity set to destroy all life.
While there have been many statements identifying the movie with the horror genre, Scott said the movie is not horror despite the many scary scenes. Ace Show Biz reports he said: "The bottom line is just to make a good movie. Just make a f****ing good movie. It's got nothing to do with horror or whatever. That's why there's only a few really, really great ones. Thereafter, there are only evolutions of copycats."
The high expectations generated raise questions whether Prometheus will live up to its billing and help reinvigorate the sci-fi genre that many complain has been missing content originality in recent times. Scott admitted the challenges facing the sci-fi genre and the difficulties in coming up with a movie with something genuinely new for the audience. He admitted its now harder to engage the audience: "We're almost action-filmed out, almost science fiction-filmed out...So the baseline question is: how original are you going to be?"
Ace Show Biz reports 20th Century Fox also released a a new video focusing on the character David, an android without emotion played by Fassbender (see the third video above). Fassbender comments on his role: "You're essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behavior. It's programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment. So, what happens when you program that and the program then starts making its own connections and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy? I don't really think too much about things. I just try to explore what's happening within the scene, moment to moment."
Scott, according to Wired.com, hinted at WonderCon 2012 there may be a sequel to Prometheus. He said: “If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll have a second part because at the end of Prometheus, it does leave some questions unanswered."
The cast, besides Theron and Fassbender, includes Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, Ben Foster, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce.
Prometheus is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on June 8.
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