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21 December 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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With the Prometheus trailer soon to bookend one of the most spectacular weeks in promo history, Empire has laid its mittens on a new still from the film. It shows Michael Fassbender's character under-armed and stumbling upon some kind of space nastiness. With the actor's current run of psychosexual crises in mind, we're guessing it's some kind of nudie alien action. Question is, is Fassbender playing a proto-Ash android? And is he/it setting up the crew of the Prometheus for a nasty fall?

There's something about Prometheus that brings back memories of Christmases gone by - the sense of knowing that something exciting is around the corner, but having absolutely no idea what it is. Either Sir Ridley has taken a leaf out of The Tree Of Life's book and turned out an elliptical treatise on the meaning of existence, or he's just keeping the finer details to himself. Either way, the trailer should answer a lot of questions.

The director's recent chat with Icelandic site Filmophilia, in which he explained that the first link between Prometheus and Alien doesn't come until the end of the third act, suggests 2001 will be more of a touchstone even than Aliens.

Check out the new issue of Empire for more from the film's set.

Prometheus is in cinemas in eyeball-busting 3D on June 1, 2012.
 


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in space ridley can hear hear us lick our lips in anticipation!
writing this before seeing the trailer and it is very intriguing..we know that it has strands of the alien film in it but it is only that and that the themes deal with a stroy on a massive epic scale..im not expecting an appearance by the creature..im looking forward to ridleys visuals,giger designed set,lindelofs story and a great cast putting in great performances oh and charlize theron doing pressups semi naked More

Posted by darktrain at 22:16 on 21 December 2011 | Report This Post

in space ridley can hear hear us lick our lips in anticipation!
writing this before seeing the trailer and it is very intriguing..we know that it has strands of the alien film in it but it is only that and that the themes deal with a stroy on a massive epic scale..im not expecting an appearance by the creature..im looking forward to ridleys visuals,giger designed set,lindelofs story and a great cast putting in great performances oh and charlize theron doing pressups semi naked More

Posted by darktrain at 22:07 on 21 December 2011 | Report This Post

Prometheus (a.k.a. new ad for Photo Shop??)
Will definetly end up seeing this but has anyone else been thinking that all the "official" pics from Scott have been ridiculously photo shopped up to the rafters??? More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 20:27 on 21 December 2011 | Report This Post

'The first link to Alien doesn't come 'til the third act.'?
What about the fact that Fassbender is an android? What about set design, costume design and art direction all clearly being heavily influenced by Alien? I bet even the Score has references to Jerry Goldsmith's original. After Robin Hood, I have little faith in Scott's judgement regardiing what constitutes a good story. I just hope David Lindelof's script is as strong as Ridley's eye for visuals. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 17:52 on 21 December 2011 | Report This Post

'The first link to Alien doesn't come 'til the third act.'?
What about the fact that Fassbender is an android? What about set design, costume design and art direction all clearly being heavily influenced by Alien? I bet even the Score has references to Jerry Goldsmith's original. After Robin Hood, I have little faith in Scott's judgement regardiing what constitutes a good story. I just hope David Lindelof's script is as strong as Ridley's eye for visuals. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 17:51 on 21 December 2011 | Report This Post

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