In space no one can hear you scream. Yet when word first surfaced that Fox was contemplating another installment in the Alien franchise – one of the most stunning and influential sci-fi sagas of all time – even the most far-flung interstellar traveler couldn’t escape the sound of the collective groan from fans everywhere.
A new advertising stint for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland — the mastermind behind the fictional Weyland Corporation — features Pearce-as-Weyland adjusting his tie and sipping from a glass of water right before stepping out to deliver the TED Talk that was first used to advertise Prometheus.
The first official clip for Ridley Scott's kinda-sorta prequel to Alien, Prometheus, named after the ship that carries stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Charlize Theron (The Road), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Guy Pearce (Lockout), and Idris Elba (The Wire), to a new ominous planet that is rumored to hold the key to man's origins on Earth, has been released online.
Prometheus has been unbound, so to speak, but the project is still a mess of a mystery. Sci-fi / Sigourney Weaver fans tired of endless speculation about the nature of the relationship between Ridley Scott's forthcoming Prometheus and his 1979 flick Alien ("Is it a sequel? prequel? squeakquel?") have had their prayers answered: the first trailer (below)! But what, exactly, are we looking at here? Scott, who collaborated with Lost writer Damon Lindelof on the film's script, said Prometheus is kind of its own thing.
After Guy Ritchie's first take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (2009) series took in over $500 million at the box office, it was obvious that a sequel was in the offing. And fans’ prayers have been answered.