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Watch: WonderCon Promos 'Prometheus' Trailer

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 17, 2012 at 9:50PM

WonderCon offered traffic snarls in Anaheim and a Fox preview of "Prometheus" (June 8). Director Ridley Scott ("Alien," "Blade Runner") and writer Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Star Trek") accompanied the showing of the new trailer (below), which sent the twittersphere buzzing and soon hit the Web.
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Prometheus

WonderCon offered traffic snarls in Anaheim and a Fox preview of "Prometheus" (June 8). Director Ridley Scott ("Alien," "Blade Runner") and writer Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "Star Trek") accompanied the showing of the new trailer, which sent the twittersphere buzzing and soon hit the Web. The trailer promises a juggernaut outerspace thriller starring Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace, based on the DNA of "Alien." Judging from the overheated fanboy response, this prequel could give Chris Nolan's hugely anticipated "Dark Knight Rises" (July 20) a run for its money. Nolan reportedly just screened his rough cut for Warner Bros. brass.

Also screening at WonderCon Saturday was footage from "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Tweeted‏ @ScottLudwig: "Timur Bekmambetov footage for Abraham Lincoln is over the top action with his signature style!" While Josh Dickey of Variety wrote: "ABE LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER footage & trailer looked better than I expected. Dark and gothic."

Movieline's indefatigable @jenyamato, who also covered SXSW, reported from the Fox Searchlight panel: "Sound of My Voice using "cult" members from movie to address WonderCon crowd, in character. Recruiting! Fun bit of viral mktng writ large."
 

This article is related to: Trailers, 20th Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox, Marketing, Charlize Theron


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.