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Trailer: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Looks Like An Intense, Worthy Successor To 'Alien'

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Yep, another highly anticipated 2012 trailer has finally arrived.
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But Can We Please Call A Moratorium On The 'Inception' Sound In Trailers, Please?

Trailer For Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Yep, another highly anticipated 2012 trailer has finally arrived. And yes, a cruddy version of this one leaked a few weeks ago -- upsetting 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman -- but weep no more Mr. Rothman, the impressive and ambitious looking version of Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" -- a homecoming of sorts as the film is a "sort-of" prequel to "Alien" -- is here in all it's high-definition glory. Suffice to say it looks grand.

While yes, there's that annoying "Inception"-sounding BRAAAAM fart in it, the go-to sound for all genre-based tentpoles that studios apparently force filmmakers to add to their trailers, it still looks pretty intense, thrilling and even scary. The propulsion and momentum of the trailer had a nice rhythm and it feels rather epic and like something is at stake. Will Scott be able to reinvigorate what essentially could be eight or so characters being killed off one by one until the fearless protagonist is the last (wo)man standing? Or will this break from the template and become something else entirely? It remains to be seen, but this one definitely feels like it's worth checking out. The IMDB synopsis, for what it's worth is this: 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.

What's the tie-in to "Alien?" Rothman says only 5% fo the film ties into "Alien" and is way bigger than that film and more profound. Or as Scott himself in a recent issue of EW put it, “The last eight minutes will evolve into a pretty good DNA of the Alien one.” Will this be a new franchise? "The audience decides that," Rothman said.

Interesting enough, the cast seems to disagree on how the two films tie-in together. There’s definitely a link to Alien,” Michael Fassbender told EW in the same issue, “There’s creatures in it that you’ll recognize.” While Charlize Theron said, “I think people should really let go of the idea that it’s an Alien film.”

Starring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Patrick Wilson, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Rafe Spall, "Prometheus," which was shot in 3D, is scheduled to arrive in theaters next summer, June 8, 2012. [Apple].

This article is related to: Prometheus, Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron


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