2 Official Prometheus Teaser Trailers are Here!!
Aahhh yes … it’s getting closer people. June 8th, 2012 stills seems far away but it’s close enough that we’re finally getting some official footage from the production of PROMETHEUS. By now I shouldn’t have to introduce PROMETHEUS; the internet in general and anythinghorror.com specifically has been keeping a close eye on this one. Prequel, sequel, reboot … I really don’t give a flying Xenomorph!! I just wanna see some official footage that isn’t bootlegged or pirated. And here it is. Apparently we’re a few days away from the official trailer and the good people over at PROMETHEUS are giving us not one but two previews of the trailer. Here they are all in one video:
If you slow down and watch the 2 teasers you’ll see some pretty interesting images. I’m not gonna point them out because I don’t wanna be accused of giving away any spoilers, but just watch real close. PROMETHEUS is of course directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Ben Foster and is slated for a June 8, 2012 release. Here’s a little description of the film:
Scott explained the outlines of the film and it genisis as follows: “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
And to further stoke the flames, Ridley Scott recently sat down for an interview with Filmophilia.com where he talked a little more about the Space Jockey, the creatures from the ALIEN franchise, and some other interesting bits. When asked if Scott is directly linking PROMETHEUS to the ALIEN films Scott responds:
Not at all … I mean, you could actually say, and there’s a quote I did, a pretty good quote: By the end of the third act you start to realize there’s a DNA of the very first alien, but none of the subsequent aliens. To tell you what that is is a pity, and I’m not going to tell you, because it’s actually pretty good, pretty organic to the process and to the original. But we go back, we don’t go forward.
Here’s what Scott had to say about the Space Jockey from the original ALIEN:
Yeah, so there you have that. I was always amazed that, I mean, I’ve only done two science-fictions, but I was always amazed that no one asked who the hell the Space Jockey was. He wasn’t even called the Space Jockey. During the film they started to call it the Space Jockey. I don’t know who started that one off. I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was, and why was he there? What was all that about? I sat thinking about this for a while and thought, well, there’s a story! And the other four [films] missed it! So, here it is.
No. Absolutely not. They squeezed it dry. He (the xenomorph) did very well. (He laughs) He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!
I think he couldn’t possibly be more clear about any of the aliens from ALIENS popping up. But be sure to check out the entire interview (click here). Scott has a long discussion about his views on mythology and where and how he thinks Humanity got to the point we’re at now. Very interesting stuff. I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again many more times … PROMETHEUS can’t get here fast enough!!