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Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist March 17, 2012 at 9:29PM

Christopher Nolan, the ball is in your court. In what's already been an atypically strong year for big commercial movies ("21 Jump Street," "The Cabin In The Woods," "The Hunger Games"), Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to sci-fi, "Prometheus," just made a very strong case for being, of everything, the big studio movie that we're counting the days for, with the full trailer debuting tonight, just after Scott unveiled it at WonderCon. And it blew our motherfucking socks off.
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Christopher Nolan, the ball is in your court. In what's already been an atypically strong year for big commercial movies ("21 Jump Street," "The Cabin In The Woods," "The Hunger Games"), Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to sci-fi, "Prometheus," just made a very strong case for being, of everything, the big studio movie that we're counting the days for, with the full trailer debuting tonight, just after Scott unveiled it at WonderCon. And it blew our motherfucking socks off.

While the marketing has remained enigmatic so far, Fox do a solid job of setting up the basic narrative -- intrepid scientists head to a distant planet to investigate the origins of mankind, discover it's a trap, things go rapidly south from there -- and, while we worry that perhaps too much is given away here, we're sure there's plenty of surprises remaining. What we see is remiscent of the original "Alien" while also feeling like its own beast: exactly what we wanted to see. Oh, and if you had any doubts as to whether this did, in fact, tie into "Alien," you can put them to rest at about 1:37 in the trailer.

Do we remain cautious? Absolutely. It wouldn't be the first film with a killer trailer to disappoint with the finished product. But the tea leaves are good here, especially given the smart marketing surronding the film, also added to today with a new viral, following Guy Pearce's in-character TED speech from a few weeks ago, a brief commercial focusing on Michael Fassbender's character, the android David. You can watch that below, along with the trailer. "Prometheus" starts to roll out internationally on June 1st, before hitting U.S. shores on June 8th.

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


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