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First Prometheus Poster Arrives
Beware the Big Giant Head

15 December 2011  |  Written by James White  

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While we’re still waiting for an official release of the teaser trailer for Prometheus (no, all those dodgy, blurry bootlegs don’t count), 20th Century Fox has decided to release the first teaser poster for Ridley Scott’s enigmatic new piece of sci-fi.

It’s certainly in keeping with the shadowy tone of the pictures that arrived last month: the huge head that dominates one of the chambers seen in those pictures is the star, and we assume that’s Noomi Rapace shining some light on it.

Prometheus, in case you weren’t aware, sees a team of scientists and other future types on a journey to a distant world in a quest to discover mankind’s possible origins. Naturally, what they find isn’t completely pleasant. Or, as the tagline puts it, “The search for our beginning could lead to our end.” Dun, and in a very real sense, dun duuuur!


Rapace is joined in the cast by Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson.

Working from a script by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, Scott will shove Prometheus into our cinemas on June 1, 2012.


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I am already sold.
Hopefully this is in one league with ALIEN. More

Posted by kielerkai at 17:54 on 17 December 2011 | Report This Post

Subtle very subtle
it's says exactly what's on offer. Can't wait. And I personally won't be watching any trailers, simply because Hollywood has a habit at present of showing an entire film in a 1 minute trailer, entirely spoiling the movie experience. More

Posted by Morehumanthanhuman at 08:47 on 17 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
You're right, should be more worried by Scott's tendency to fold to studio pressure. 'll see this film opening week but I rather keep my expectations low. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:40 on 16 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Tech_Noir L: dinhdai88 L: makins i'm surprised the tagline is so bland and forgettable, also seems a bit similar to the thing prequel's "mankind's greatest discovery could be its last'. to be fair i suppose they could never come up with anything to rival "in space no one can hear you scream". agree with you!!! hey could have tried a variation of the famous tagline. Considering how hands on Scott is with marketing it's a little worrying. I wouldn't be More

Posted by pauljthomas at 12:20 on 16 December 2011 | Report This Post

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I hope this film ignores the mythology not only from the AVP films, but also Aliens, Alien 3 and Resurrection - hence ignoring the Queen concept. More

Posted by The Watcher at 23:00 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: dinhdai88 L: makins i'm surprised the tagline is so bland and forgettable, also seems a bit similar to the thing prequel's "mankind's greatest discovery could be its last'. to be fair i suppose they could never come up with anything to rival "in space no one can hear you scream". agree with you!!! hey could have tried a variation of the famous tagline. Considering how hands on Scott is with marketing it's a little worrying. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 18:21 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

Question
So at the very end of this film will an 'Alien' jump at the screen? More

Posted by petethejakey at 16:12 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

Alien connection
Note that David Giler and Walter Hill, as well as their company Brandywine, are credited on the poster. More

Posted by zen34 at 15:24 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

Possible Spoiler Alert!! You Have Been Warned – ‘Prometheus’ to ‘Alien’
I like the poster. Dark and mysterious…. Spoiler - I bet that once Prometheus is released, Ridley Scott will bring out a ‘Director’s Cut’ of ‘Alien’ reinstating the scene where Ripley finds Dallas ‘morphing’ into an Alien egg…..which means, those eggs that Kane found weren’t laid by a ‘Queen’……Then again, I may be wrong….. More

Posted by Holbydude at 12:09 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

Cool.
Works for me. Simple and yet suitably dark and epic. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 09:58 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

I like it!!
Very much in the style of the original Alien poster in composition, use of shadow, source of light etc. Even the font resembles the original Alien font. I'm just waiting on confirmation that this is more or less an Alien prequel and they've just been keeping coy about it, all signs point to yes at the moment. I wanna see xenomorphs goddamit!! More

Posted by calum87 at 09:42 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

Very average poster and tagline!
Come on Ridley! I expect better! More

Posted by stucy at 09:24 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

i'm surprised the tagline is so bland and forgettable, also seems a bit similar to the thing prequel's "mankind's greatest discovery could be its last'. to be fair i suppose they could never come up with anything to rival "in space no one can hear you scream". More

Posted by makins at 04:20 on 15 December 2011 | Report This Post

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