Prometheus Trailer: Alien Prequel Or Not, Ridley Scott's New Sci-Fi Looks Stunning

Though technically no longer a direct Alien prequel, Scott says Prometheus shares "strands of Alien’s DNA". Is that some sort of clue? This new HD trailer definitely has a similar creepy space horror vibe. And that has to be the space jockey room I see, right?

Definately looking forward to this one. Spot any clues in the trailer?

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.


    That looks amazing! GJ Ridley.

    It is the Prequel to Alien.

      "According to Scott, though the film shares "strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak", Prometheus will explore its own mythology and universe and is not directly linked to Alien."

    It just HAS to be an Alien Prequel, in the sense that from what we have seen it is set in exactly the same universe. The Space Jockey ship is the same wrecked one that we see in Alien and Aliens. If it turns out to have major continuity problems with Alien(s) then the excuse that it's "not an Alien prequel" will be pathetic. Why bother with recreating so much so perfectly? But I have faith, I think it will be pretty consistent (even if it doesn't explain how we get to Alien)

      Save on prop costs? :p

        They wont save a cent. We all expect bigger and better special effects than was possible back when the Alien movies were done. Just watch the original and you'll cringe at how dated it's looking compared to our expectations these days.

          I disagree. CGI is still not advanced enough to look real yet. Look at Avatar - it didn't look real, it just looked like an animation (which it was of course, but it was meant to look life like). I think that Alien and Blade Runner are still the most visually convincing sci-fi films to date, and they're both 30 years old. Give me models and rubber suits over polygons any day.

            Avatar is a terrible example because the CGI was too over-the-top and ridiculous.

            This is CGI done right and shows that it can look very real;


    Anyone else think the ship looks like a Firefly class?

      Firefly looks like Nostromo class.

    has the potential to become a cult hit.

    Alien 3 and 4 sucked. Hopefully this DNA linked 5th edition returns back to the original greatness.

    If it looks like a duck....

    So, there Aliens in this or not?
    Aliens as in the other Alien movies. Not just some other alien.

    funny, me and my friends made a short film called prometheus maybe 10 years ago, when we were in primary school. it was sci-fi, too.

    "The Space Jockey ship is the same wrecked one that we see in Alien and Aliens."

    Who says the Jockeys didn't crash more ships?

    Humans have NEVER crashed more than one plane huh?

    There are definitely too many instances of 'definately' around giz today.

    I smell HR Giger

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