Ridley Scott’s widely anticipated sci-fi blockbuster “Prometheus,” is showcased in a new international trailer that offers a few more harried scenes from what film studio Twentieth Century Fox says will be an epic adventure.
The domestic trailer for the film was released last December and the new clip also provides glimpses of cast members Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba.
The film, which also features Guy Pearce and Patrick Wilson, marks Scott’s return to the sci-fi genre since his last film, 1979’s “Alien” and its sequels.
Set in the late-21st century, “Prometheus” will explore an advanced extraterrestrial civilization responsible for the origins of modern humans on Earth. The film will also shed some light on the origin of the Alien creature from the 1979 film. Although it won’t be a prequel, it will draw heavily from the Alien story line.
Space is portrayed as a dark and foreboding environment. Astronauts are protected by a thin veneer of technology as the plunge into a world they know little about and discover things that may spell the end of civilization.
The international trailer opens differently and runs slightly long with a few scenes that aren’t in the domestic trailer. It follows the same format, showcasing the film’s stunning visuals, through lots of quick cuts against a backdrop of spooky music and throaty moans and screams.
Scott has been lauded for his sci-fi films, including the classic “Blade Runner,” but in recent years he’s veered off in other directions with solid hits like 1991’s “Thelma & Louise,” 2001’s “Black Hawk Down,” and 2000’s “Gladiator,” with Russell Crowe.
The film is set to open in June 8. Check out the trailer below: