We wont be getting a new Star Trek movie until the summer of 2013, but sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelef does have a big sci-fi movie coming out next summer: Prometheus. Lindelof wrote the Alien (sort-of) prequel for director Ridley Scott and the first trailer has been released. Check it out below. We also have a quick sci-fi movies update bit with trailers for The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and GI Joe 2.
Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. Lindelof penned the script with Jon Spaihts. The film is set in the late 21st century of the Alien universe. Lindelof described the film thusly:
“It covers a vast expanse of time, past, present and future. It doesn’t take place on Earth in any real significant way. The way we’re exploring the future is away from Earth and [asking] what are people like now? What have they gone through and what are they thinking of? Space exploration in the future is going to evolve into this idea that it’s not just about going out there and finding planets to build colonies. It also has this inherent idea that the further we go out, the more we learn about ourselves. The characters in this movie are preoccupied by the idea: what are our origins?”
Here is the poster and some images:
The film comes out June 8, 2102. More information at Facebook.com/Prometheus
More trailers for 2012 movies
No Trek connection but here are some other genre movie trailers released in the last week.
GI Joe 2: Retaliation – June 29, 2012 (Star Trek sequel’s old slot)
The Dark Knight Rises – July 20, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (December 14, 2012)
…and following the same pattern, a year from now we should be discecting the first trailer for the 2013 Star Trek sequel.