‘Prometheus’ Trailer Suggests there is More than Just a Hint of ‘Alien’ DNA

Prometheus trailer
Photo: 20th Century Fox

The first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus has arrived, giving you your first full look at what was once a prequel to Scott’s classic 1979 film Alien but is reportedly now something all its own.

The synopsis suggests the film 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.

The cast included Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson and the film is set to hit theaters on June 8, 2012.

Give the trailer a watch below and leave your thoughts in the comments. While I only skimmed the trailer for the screen capture above, the title presentation along suggests this film may have closer ties to Alien than anyone is letting on.

And here’s a look at the original Alien teaser for those interested…

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