Prometheus, the follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien, has just launched its first international trailer today. Written by LOST creator Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, the story precedes the events of Alien, but is not directly connected to the films in the Alien franchise….so half way between a reboot and a prequel then. The cast looks pretty freaking cool, with Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender (of Shame), Idris Elba (The Wire’s Stringer Bell), Guy Pierce and Noomi Rapace (of the original Dragon Tattoo trilogy). It’s been a hell of a long time since the original Alien film first hit the cinemas and the last few attempts at relaunching the franchise have been pretty abysmal…Alien v. Predator…..I rest my case. So hopefully the fact that Ridley Scott has come back into the fold, you can expect things to not suck anymore….and how could it…with a triple threat in having a great director, cast and writer on board, things look good. Cannot wait…

In the late 21st Century, the crew of the Prometheus explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race as part of a mission to uncover the origins of humanity.



  1. […] the film will be a loosely based prequel to the 1979 film Alien, also directed by Scott and that the trailer gives a hint to the location and the re-appearance of the ‘Space Jockey’ from the […]

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