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Leaking Prometheus

20th Century Fox has been leaking viral videos that give fans a glimpse into what is to come on June 8th, 2012…when Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is released.

This first video gives a look into Guy Pearce’s character in Prometheus, Peter Weyland.  As any fan of the Alien franchise knows, Weyland Industries is the (evil)  corporation that eventually merged with the Yutani organization, to create Weyland-Yutani…with slogans like “building a better future” and “building better worlds”.

The video is designed to look like a lecture from the popular lecture website TED.COM, (technology, entertainment, design), “Ideas Worth Spreading”, which is a website formed by the non-profit Sapling foundation.  TED’s mission statement is:

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

 

 

Also, attendees at this year’s WonderCon were given cards to access this glimpse into Michael Fassbender’s character in the movie.  He plays an android named David.

 

 

More clues to Prometheus can be found at Prometheus Project, where there are still three locked pieces of information yet to be released.

 

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NEW Prometheus Trailers

A couple of new “official” Prometheus trailers came out this weekend.  The first (being the second official trailer) debuted Saturday afternoon at WonderCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, with a panel consisting of director Ridley Scott, screenwriter Damon Lindelof and actors Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender.

Damon Lindelof, Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender at WonderCon

The new trailer gives more of the storyline than the official trailer that was released two months ago.  The cast includes Theron, Fassbender, Noomi Rapace (the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce.

The second is an IMAX teaser trailer:

During the WonderCon panel discussion, not much of the plot was discussed.  However, during a Livestream discussion with Scott and Lindelof, Lindelof did mention that in story meetings, the plot evolved into something other than an Alien prequel.  Apparently Ridley Scott told Lindelof during these early script conversations that he had already done Alien and wanted to create an original story, while at the same time giving a “tip of the cap” to Alien fans.

In regards to comparisons in the story and the look of the two films, Scott said that he had already been there/done that with the alien story and “grunge” look of the original and wanted to go in a different direction…while still trying to scare the sh*t out of audiences.  It did seem that 20th Century Fox was keeping everyone on a rather short leash with their responses to questions, however Ridley Scott did say, “If we’re lucky maybe they’ll be second part to all of this.  Because the film does leave you with some really nice, big, open questions.”