First trailer for Prometheus leaks online

Posted by CB Droege

The first trailer for Prometheus has been leaked online. It appears as if the trailer is still in production, but will likely (officially) drop soon.

A community member over on AVP Galaxy, a site dedicated to news about the Alien/Predator story-world, submitted a bootlegged video of what appears to be an in-production draft copy of the first trailer for the upcoming film Prometheus, which has been described as a ‘sort of’ sequel to the original Alien trilogy.

The footage is very poor quality, so if you want to be impressed with the visuals, you should just wait for the real thing to be released, but if you can’t wait, here it is:

Of course, it’s difficult to see what’s actually going on here, but we can get a certain feel for the tones and themes of the film even from just this terrible video. A few of the brief scenes are the same as the ones shown at ComicCon 2011, but most of it is new. The voice in the beginning, which sounds like Naomi Rapace, as far as I can tell, seems to be saying "We’ve got to stop ...I was wrong, we were so wrong ...I’m sorry."

From the plain text-cards, it seems like this is likely a draft which was being sent over to the title card guys to get the text in correctly. In the final edition, the plain white text on black background will be replaced with stylized text, and the final frames which are marked simply as card 1&2 will be the title, studio, and ratings information that we typically see at the ends of trailers. 

The other text cards, which are somewhat difficult to read say "They went looking ... for Earth’s beginning ... What they found ... could be it’s [sic] end" then the release date and the website address. We can assume that that team will fix the grammar error in the cards before the thing is finalized.

The official synopsis is thus:

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Prometheus is slated to hit theaters June 8, 2012.