Video: Trailer for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"
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Here is the trailer for "Prometheus", which many people say looks like a prequel for "Alien", et. al. The movie will be released on June 8, 2012.

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So as I understand it, this movie *IS* is a prequel to "Alien". What I don't know or understand is whether they are ignoring "Alien Vs. Predator" and all that.
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I gather they are ignoring those films since they don't directly tie into any of the Alien films, apart from simply depicting the same species. So the same connection that, say, Gone With the Wind has to Raiders of the Lost Ark - both feature the adventures of human beings from Earth. Smile

From the assorted gossip and "leaked" scripts and so forth, I gather that this is a stand-alone sci-fi thriller with very much the same tone as the first Alien film... although we may never see the actual alien creatures like we have in the other films. But it will conclude with some explanation of/reference to that giant alien skeleton/corpse that the Nostromo crew finds in the first film. One rumor is that
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we see the creation of the alien species via some sort of genetic engineering, and/or the creation of the human species in one of those planet-seeding plots that we often see.

I guess technically the SVP films did have one connection, in that it's implied the Lance Henricksen industrialist character became the model for the android series...and that this is how they somehow found out about the alien species... but that doesn't really impact any plot elements or anything.
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This seems like one of the most disjointed franchises in film history.
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Not surprising, since each film has pretty much been the baby of its director, who did his own thing with it, rather than some organized series of stories or themes. With Scott it was "do a horror movie in space," and Cameron made it "do a Marines movie in space." Fincher and Besson (sp.?) sort of did typical tone/mood movies from each of them , just using the character(s) and setting from the previous films, and then the AVP films came from a comic book that was a glorified bar bet: "who would win, an Alien or a Predator?"

This one seems to be Ridlet Scott doing a cool science fiction story by itself, that he thought would be an interesting (and an easy greenlight-getter) way to tie in to his first film. (Much like he did a largely original King John/William Marshall/post-Crusades movie that he got funding for by calling the protagonist Robin Hood. :laugh: )
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