Ridley Scott, who redefined science fiction movies, is getting more than star treatment from 20th Century Fox. The studio is so high on his next movie, “Prometheus,” it’s touting a new trailer with its own trailer.
The studio released a 30-second promo today (Dec. 19) that includes a choice sequence with Scott himself, talking about the film.
The picture, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba, was originally slated to be a prequel to his 1979 hit “Alien,” but has since veered off on its own track with only some references to the movie.
Set in the late-21st century, “Prometheus” will explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race responsible for the origins of modern humans on Earth. It will also shed some light on the origin of the Alien creature from the 1979 film.
Although Scott has been lauded for his sci-fi films, he’s had a less spectacular record outside the genre starting with his acclaimed film “The Duellists,” which was a box office disappointment. He’s also missed with “G.I. Jane,” and 1985’s “Legend” with Tom Cruise, and has had only middling success with movies like, 2005’s “Kingdom of Heaven,” with Orlando Bloom, “American Gangster” and 2010’s “Robin Hood.”
Among those, however, he had some solid hits as well, like 1991’s “Thelma & Louise,” 2001’s “Black Hawk Down,” and 2000’s “Gladiator,” with Russell Crowe.
The trailer for “Prometheus” is due out Thursday (Dec. 22), while the film is set to open in June 2012.
“So here we are, I’m back again,” says Scott in the clip. Check it out.