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Prometheus Teaser Trailer Released!

The Prometheus teaser trailer is now available to stream and download in 1080p HD on Apple. It runs for 1 minute 9 seconds and it’s almost exactly the same as the leaked trailers we’ve seen recently. Still, this time, it is in crystal clear HD. Very reminiscent of the early teaser for the original Alien. I’ve uploaded over 40 1080p caps to the gallery.

 Prometheus Teaser Trailer Released!

So what did you think of it? Loved it? Hated it? Post your opinion in this thread. And don’t forget to check out our Prometheus board. There’s a tonne of things in this teaser for fans to theorize over. Thanks to JaaayDee for the news.



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  1. r888
     I have watched the trailer in HD probably 100 times. I have no idea what is going on. Clearly this is not the same ship, or even the same planet from Alien. I think Ridley saw Avatar, and said to himself, hmmm... 3D? I could tell a story about the Space Jockey race in 3D and scare the living shit out of people. Noomi Rapace seems to be saying "It was wrong, it was so wrong, I'm sorry." She might have been raped, and given birth to the blue guy that watches the space jockey chair lift from the ground.
  2. T Dog
    Sorry to sound like a grinch, but Spaiht's (from what I have read) cannot hold a candle to any number of modern Sci-Fi writers, including Alistair Reynolds, Ian M. Banks, Greg Bear, Peter Hamilton, Peter Watts, Charles Stross, etc., etc.

    Perhaps Jon Spaihts was just a pen hand for hire at the time, and the reason that the Prometheus script was re-written was because his original script sucked. Taking sub-text and making it text suggests that the text of the early script was either too literal or just downright awful.


    My guess is that Lindelof pushed the whole God angle of the film. Although Ridley had mentioned Gods and Engineers before.
    Maybe him and Ridley started talking about Von Daniken. But yes I took Lindelof's role as being a David People's kind of scenario. Especially since Lindelof said he was writing FOR Ridley.
  3. gooner_no1
    Crikey! The Darkest Hour is getting absolutely slaughtered, and Jon Spaihts' script is being singled out a lot in the reviews, one of them describe it as braindead.

    I'm confident he was working with duff material to begin with and his contribution was to whip it into coherent shape; on Prometheus he created the spine of the story (as he tells Variety) while Lindelof reworked other aspects.

  4. Kol
    Sorry to sound like a grinch, but Spaiht's (from what I have read) cannot hold a candle to any number of modern Sci-Fi writers, including Alistair Reynolds, Ian M. Banks, Greg Bear, Peter Hamilton, Peter Watts, Charles Stross, etc., etc.

    Perhaps Jon Spaihts was just a pen hand for hire at the time, and the reason that the Prometheus script was re-written was because his original script sucked. Taking sub-text and making it text suggests that the text of the early script was either too literal or just downright awful.

    I am certainly worried about the Ancient Alien component...but if it's believable and well done, I'll be fine with it.

    Hopefully Ridley Scott's comments about "Avatar raising the bar" don't mean that he is going for spectacle over substance. Nothing wrong with a bit of spectacle of course.

    -Chris

    whoa, hold on. maybe his script was just too directly linked to alien?
    and hiring a new guy for the script isn't that unusual; damon lindelof ist taking the part of david peoples in blade runner.
  5. ChrisPachi
    Sorry to sound like a grinch, but Spaiht's (from what I have read) cannot hold a candle to any number of modern Sci-Fi writers, including Alistair Reynolds, Ian M. Banks, Greg Bear, Peter Hamilton, Peter Watts, Charles Stross, etc., etc.

    Perhaps Jon Spaihts was just a pen hand for hire at the time, and the reason that the Prometheus script was re-written was because his original script sucked. Taking sub-text and making it text suggests that the text of the early script was either too literal or just downright awful.

    I am certainly worried about the Ancient Alien component...but if it's believable and well done, I'll be fine with it.

    Hopefully Ridley Scott's comments about "Avatar raising the bar" don't mean that he is going for spectacle over substance. Nothing wrong with a bit of spectacle of course.

    -Chris
  6. ThisBethesdaSea
    Again....remember that Lindelof rewrote the script with portions of Spaihts original story left in. I would hope that both Lindelof and Spaihts realize what sacred ground an Alien script is. Mediocrity comes so easily and originality / singularity is such a tight rope. I'm hoping pretty badly that Prometheus delivers on story.

    I am certainly worried about the Ancient Alien component...but if it's believable and well done, I'll be fine with it. I hope that Ridley approaches Prometheus with as much realism as he did with A L I E N and Blade Runner. In that context...imagine discovering what the crew of Prometheus discovers....how that would affect the science community and the people of earth, the religious community, and every day life....it would be absolutely profound.

    I really can't wait for a longer trailer....that's when we'll be able to gage the magnitude that will be Prometheus. I wonder when they'll release another trailer? March would seem a bit too far...almost 3 months?
  7. StrangeShape
    The trailer was amazing even in that terribly low quality and its even more stunning in HD. Seeing that imagery I just cant imagine how amazing its gonna be to see Scott's Alienesque vision in 3D. This is gonna be a fascinating experience to all senses

    I rather see this movie without 3D, I want to see it in high resolution, rather in 3D.

    I want 3D, definitely. A horror movie from Scott, and alien related and in 3 dimensions is a dream come true nerdgasm for me. For me with 3D done right its like being there or really looking from the side.

    I just cant stand the wait for this movie. I always rewatch the ALien trilogy (resurrection abomination doesnt exist for me) once every year or a bit more (to keep it fresh), but this year I cant watch it cause I keep thinking about Prometheus and the anticipation is killin me
  8. Deuterium
    At the risk of getting seriously flamed and bad karma sent my way, I have read both Spaihts scripts "Shadow 19" as well as "Passengers".  I will noit discuss "Alien Harvest", as there never has been (to my knowledge) formal confirmation from Jon Spaihts that he had anything to do with "Alien Harvest".

    Nevertheless, getting back on subject....ummm, how do I say this, I wasn't impressed by either "Shadow 19" nor "Passengers".  "Shadow 19" was just a re-write (pontentially plagriasm ** cough **) of "Rogue Moon" by Algis Budrys.  Seriously, if you have read "Shadow 19", look up the plot synopsis to Rogue Moon on Wikipedia.  Better still, read the superior original novella.  "Shadow 19" also has many similarities to Alistair Reynold's "Diamond Dogs".

    "Passenger 19" was just soap opera set in space with a cliche love story shoved in.  The ending also stretches credibility.

    Sorry to sound like a grinch, but Spaiht's (from what I have read) cannot hold a candle to any number of modern Sci-Fi writers, including Alistair Reynolds, Ian M. Banks, Greg Bear, Peter Hamilton, Peter Watts, Charles Stross, etc., etc.
  9. ChrisPachi
    Prometheus was initially written by Spaihts....Lindelof came in and rewrote the script keeping some of the bones of the story that Spaihts wrote.

    Lindelof also went to great lengths to say that he crafted the story around Ridleys ideas.

    Yes he was brought in to take the Spaihts script and make it "not an Alien movie". Apparently the Spaihts script was full of classic Alien tropes; facehuggers, chestbusters etc. Lindelof, to paraphrase, "took some of the sub-texts of that script and brought them to the front, pushing those old tropes into the background". This was all at Ridley Scott's own request.

    -Chris
  10. ThisBethesdaSea
    Anemic looking Dr. Manhattan....based off of an image that's barely there, even at 1080p??? Are you looking for things not to like? I'm not saying that everything in Prometheus will be perfect and awesome, not at all...but showing pessimism based off of FRAMES of content that is without context seems a bit premature no?

    Judge what you see based on an the entire film. Please?
  11. Wobblyboddle77
    A v P had multiple problems. a low budget yes, demands from fox of it being pg-13, having a below average director like Paul    W S Anderson, the predators looked too big clumsy and cumbersome compared to the classic sleek looking depictions from predator 1 and 2. The speeding up of the xenomorph reproductive and growth cycle, the queen looked great but run like T rex from J park, fox adding cg  blood for the dvd release felt like a cash in stunt, it goes to show how business like fox is now and out've touch with it's viewing audience it is. The only thing AVP R got right was how much more sleek the predator looked. That's one of the reasons i'm concerned about Prometheus bad decision making, the anaemic Dr Manhatten lookalike and this PG-13 rating caper and that jumping mutant thing that resembled something from the resident evil films just dosen't sit well with me. The sets look amazing though, the ships look superb and when the engineers/jockeys craft crashing whilst the two crew members are running looks stunning and it looks like we're in for some damn brilliant acting too, Rapace was superb in the millenium trilogy and Fassbender is simply hitting his peek at the moment, Theron is great and Logan Marshall Green is pretty good too. I'm just still dubious about the above elements i picked up on and concerned about weather Fox are gonna stick their oar in and completely tarnish potentially one of Scotts greatest creations.Only time will tell. It's good to see Dr Manhatten is still getting work though after Watchmen.
  12. ThisBethesdaSea
    Prometheus was initially written by Spaihts....Lindelof came in and rewrote the script keeping some of the bones of the story that Spaihts wrote.

    Lindelof also went to great lengths to say that he crafted the story around Ridleys ideas.
  13. psychonaut25
    Cameron basically felt that it was a lot better than what he was expecting. In other words, he was pleasantly surprised.

    I suspect he was imagining something a lot more superficial and comic-like (something very Michael Bay-ish), rather than a stab at grounding it in some sort of ominous historical mythos. Which, personally, I also liked. I think he probably understood what Anderson was attempting to do, even if he would have done it very differently.

    Really, when you learn about how incredibly small the budget was, it's a marvel the film looked as good as it did. There are still clear problems in the narrative and it fails to emotionally engage most people, but when you realise they didn't even have enough money for all the characters to have separate flashlights... Seriously, they had to use camera tricks to make you think they had the budget for more than a couple of them.

    I don't think the full story has yet come out about whether they had enough time for the schedule, either. I know that many of the problems with 'Requiem' looking rather crappy when it came to exterior action scenes, was because they literally had no time for more than one or two takes. We all know that the directors had some very bizarre ideas, but it makes you wonder if it would have at least looked better if they had been allowed the time they required for it.

    The problem with AVP's is money..nothing else...money and very little time for shooting. AVp1 is very good movie,of course it's nothing epic like Aliens but it's a very good movie, consodering the fact how little time the crew had and how low on the budget they were. And that's not a problem of a director but a studio (FOX).
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