The international launch trailer for Prometheus is out, and it has 30 seconds of more footage (or is that “appendage”) than the U.S. trailer. I loved the U.S. trailer, which started out hopeful and turned our hope into fear faster than a leather egg can open. This new trailer isn’t as dramatic as the U.S. one, but it manages to outdo its American counterpart in one important way: it’s hella frightening.
A few weeks ago, 20th Century Fox created a TED presentation that turned out to be a sly form of advertising for the upcoming film, Prometheus. Now they’ve released another video in the form of an infomercial for their robot, David.
When I spoke with Randy Pitchford, Gearbox CEO and major Aliens franchise fan, it wasn’t long before he landed the first dropship of awesome in my lap: He told me that the upcoming FPS, Aliens: Colonial Marines (A:CM), is a continuation of the first three Aliens films…and is completely canon. That’s right. This videogame is fabulously and officially 20th Century Fox-approved.
My colleague Mark Hughes recently wrote that Prometheus, the upcoming film directed by Ridley Scott, is one of the must-see movies of the year. But after seeing the most recent trailer, I think Prometheus is the must-see movie of the year—so much so that I’m going to have to avoid crossing major intersections, showering, playing with firearms, and huffing carbon monoxide until its June 8 release date.
Prometheus is Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, a prequel to the famed Alien series. If it’s anything like Scott’s original Alien movie, it’s going to contain horror, suspense, and a a few visceral dismemberments. Fans know this already. 20th Century Fox, however, wants to reach the few of you who haven’t heard of Alien–or were soured by the post-Cameron sequels–with an electrifying trailer or two. Or in this case, a trailer to a trailer.
What do Men in Black III and Prometheus have in common, besides the fact that they’re the latest installments in their own popular science fiction series? They’re both cooking up viral advertising campaigns, with a dash of alternate reality gaming, to spread the news, “We’re here, we’re in your blogosphere.” But they’re going about it in two distinctly different ways.
If you’ve seen TED presentations, you’d know that they’re lectures and demonstrations from leaders in technology, entertainment, and design. But you’ve never seen a TED presentation like this one: it’s set in the year 2032, and it’s presented by Peter Weyland, of Weyland-Yutani, the infamous “company” that was behind the action in the Alien franchise, as well as the upcoming movie Prometheus.
Take a look at this picture of actress Noomi Rapace (via L.A. Times). It’s from the upcoming Ridley Scott movie, Prometheus. And it’s scaring the hell out of me. One of the reasons I adored the Alien movies (well, some of them, anyway) is because of the otherworldly yet completely believable look of the xenomorphs […]