A new trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus has gone online, and it’s pretty damn great. It succinctly tells you the story, and then provides what I really hope Scott has gone for: a blockbuster sci-fi horror film. Today, sci-fi horror has to stick to a mid-range budget, but I’m loving the scope of what I’m seeing from this trailer. However, the best part may be at the very end when Michael Fassbender‘s character, an android (click here for the viral video released earlier today), gives just the slightest vibe of Ash (Ian Holm) from Alien. For those unfamiliar with the connection, Prometheus isn’t a direct sequel to Alien, but it has that film’s “DNA”. When you see the trailer, the connection will be abundantly clear.
Hit the jump to check out the full trailer, and click here to see the IMAX version that was also release today. Also be on the lookout for our coverage of the movie’s panel, which was held today at WonderCon in Anaheim, California. The film also stars Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.
Trailer via AMCTheaters.
Here’s the official synopsis for Prometheus:
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.