First Trailer For Prometheus – Alien Prequel Written By Damon Lindelof

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 Trailer   

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

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.


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Captain Hackett
December 22, 2011 8:39 pm

It is so cool so I cannot wait to watch it!


December 22, 2011 8:49 pm

It looks really good. I’m not someone who has any sort of notable appreciation for the Alien films previous to this (haven’t seen them, except for the most famous scenes), but I have a feeling this film is going to want me to get into them.

December 22, 2011 9:08 pm

“The film comes out June 8, 2102”? i can’t wait 90 years for this! lol! Sorry just being a nitpick! :)

Red Dead Ryan
December 22, 2011 9:09 pm

Wow! ALL of those trailers looked awesome! Even the “GI: JOE:Retaliation” one. Can’t wait for them!


Watch the first two. They are classics. The third and fourth, though, are total crap!

December 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Prometheus looks amazing. Sir Ridley back in Sci-Fi! Definitely what I’m looking forward to the most next year!

Harry Ballz
December 22, 2011 9:27 pm

I was 23 when I went to see Alien the first weekend it opened in 1979. It was a wild ride!

Prometheus looks pretty frickin’ cool!

December 22, 2011 9:35 pm

Another HObbit film ….really?

Prometheus looks excellent so far.

Red Dead Ryan
December 22, 2011 9:40 pm

It looks like in the two minutes of footage, that “Prometheus” has that same eerie, creepy, dark, edgy, suspenseful atmosphere that the first two films had!

Except that I probably will be long dead before June 8 2102! :-)

Seriously, 2012 might go down as one of the greatest years in cinematic history!

December 22, 2011 9:42 pm

That Prometheus trailer tells us next to nothing about the film.

Humans go exploring and find aliens.

And lots of action and running around.

It may be a great story, but you wouldn’t know it from that trailer.

Or maybe the story sucks and that’s why the trailer keeps it vague.

Red Dead Ryan
December 22, 2011 9:50 pm


Or maybe Ridley Scott doesn’t want to give much away. Trailers aren’t supposed to answer anything, instead, they’re meant to generate buzz by hooking the viewer with tantalizing glimpses.

December 22, 2011 9:53 pm

Prometeus looks a bit over rated. looks like a one world movie.

It’s not the Trek you are looking for.

Move along.

Harry Ballz
December 22, 2011 10:17 pm


Oooooh, Star Wars verbage on a Star Trek site…….nasty!

December 22, 2011 10:36 pm


How are things going on Planet Crankypants?

December 22, 2011 10:49 pm


It’s a teaser. It’s meant to… tease.
A longer trailer will come later.

Keachick - rose pinenut
December 22, 2011 10:53 pm

What other Hobbit film?

December 22, 2011 11:11 pm

#7 – As far as I know, they haven’t made a film of The Hobbit before…

December 22, 2011 11:37 pm

Alien was the first rated R movie I ever saw. I knew immediately this was something new. Taught us a new way to feel, a new thing to feel about. New ways to act and new things to react to. That’s rare. So many movies retread and or, just plain copy. (see…latest Conan movie with him falling backwards avoiding knives in slow motion, in a very Matrix-y way,….and that was the least of my gripes with it). Hope Ridley does that again,…otherwise what’s the point? Hoping good things.

December 22, 2011 11:44 pm

And I guess I’m the only one who did not care for the Tolkien movies. Never cared about or for the characters. I know, I know,….a fault of mine i guess.

I'm Dead Jim!
December 22, 2011 11:51 pm

@7 There was an animated The Hobbit many many years ago. Was that too much for you?

Harry Ballz
December 22, 2011 11:56 pm


Andy, be assured, I never cared for the Tolkien crap either. Dull.

December 23, 2011 12:01 am

OK, anti-Tolkien Trekkers:



Except for Harry.

Harry Ballz
December 23, 2011 12:12 am

AJ, I appreciate the exemption. High praise indeed.

Anthony Thompson
December 23, 2011 12:39 am

9. Cygnus – X1

I don’t know about you, homeboy, but I for one do NOT want to know the story of a film *before* I see it! I just want a trailer to give me a little taste.

I am not Herbert
December 23, 2011 1:26 am


GI Joe looks good too! ;-)

December 23, 2011 4:06 am

The Prometheus trailer looks surprisingly great for a film I was dubious about! I notice the lead character is one Dr Elizabeth Shaw, which is a fun reference for older Doctor Who fans! ;) As a fan of the original Alien trilogy it’ll be nice to see a proper film set in the trilogy’s universe, rather than the comedy one of Resurrection and AvP!

GI Joe looks more like the Larry Hama comicbooks than the cartoons that seemed to inspire the last film. It appears to be a quasi-reboot and casting Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock is inspired. And just when you think the trailer can’t get any better, Bruce Willis shows up!

The Dark Knight Rises trailer looks interesting, but no trailer for Nolan’s films has done them justice so far! Love the trailer for The Hobbit!

Promising bunch of trailers for once! :)

Khan 2.0
December 23, 2011 4:49 am

im looking forward to Prometheus more than Trek 2! i really hope its rated R unlike Alien v Predator and Terminator 4, but i guess they do have obligations to ensure it makes a lot of money so i’ll begrudgingly understand if its a (hard) PG13 and we get the R cut on dvd.

heh that pic of Theron and Elba looks like something out of a Berman Trek spin off- i guess im not the only one who thinks that..see:


December 23, 2011 4:56 am

Space Jockey is humanoid… that strange very alien looking fossil we saw in the original ALIEN… was just a suit. I now award Star Trek Enterprise one point for going the distance in not turning the Tholians into humans who are just wearing a very complicated costume.

Khan 2.0
December 23, 2011 4:58 am

27 – easy with the spoilers thank you – not everyone wants to know every bit of information before they see the film

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
December 23, 2011 6:33 am

These Movies loo Awesome.
Hey Harry. I got it. Erica Durance is one of the Original Aliens. Lol

December 23, 2011 6:59 am

No Commodore, Durance instead of Theron. LOL.

December 23, 2011 7:01 am

for me, this is the movie to see in 2012.

December 23, 2011 7:25 am

28 – Spoilers? It’s right there in the trailer. When you see the Jockey chair rising up, look to the right. You can see a very distinctive bald headed looking man with bio-mechanical looking clothing/skin. And if you look at the top of the chair, you can see the actual mask that forms the space jockey head from the original.

December 23, 2011 7:29 am

Looks like a great group of films!

December 23, 2011 7:30 am

#27: I think you’re jumping the gun with that presumption. The humanoid giant looks to be one of the expedition after being somehow mutated (in the sequence you see a guy screaming after being exposed to some sort of gas that gets inside his suit; him being half-carried by his companions as they try to escape; a giant humanoid alien in the remains of the guy’s spacesuit attacking the humans; and the same giant humanoid alien standing in the Space Jockey chamber) though I could be wrong. There’s also a shot in the trailer of the team examining the disembodied head from a Space Jockey corpse and it looks just as in the first Alien film.

December 23, 2011 7:38 am

I am concerned about Lindelof involvement with the script. He tends to write action rather then drama.

December 23, 2011 7:40 am


“I am concerned about Lindelof involvement with the script. He tends to write action rather than drama.”

Khan 2.0
December 23, 2011 8:00 am

LAH LAH LAH LAH *closes eyes and ignores spoilerific posts*

December 23, 2011 8:08 am

Ridley Scott himself said the Space Jockey we see in Alien is a suit. I read that in an interview with him somewhere. We’ll see how it plays out. Suit or not — Prometheus looks incredible!!!

If the storyline I read online is accurate, then it makes sense that the Space Jockey would be more humanoid. ;-) I won’t say more. Some of you may know what I’m talking about already.

I really don’t want to know any more about the film than I know now. I’d like to be surprised by something in the film.

When I saw the first ALIEN, I knew nothing. I’d like to repeat that experience to one degree or another.

Man, Ridley Scott is a sci-fi GENIUS!!! Cannot wait for this!!!

Chain of Command
December 23, 2011 8:11 am

It’s not coming out until June 8, 2102 ??!!! I don’t know that I can wait that long! LOL

December 23, 2011 8:29 am

36. Ran: “I am concerned about Lindelof involvement with the script. He tends to write action rather than drama.”

I think it’s fair to say none of the Alien films are particularly notable for their plots, dialogue and characterisation! They’re more about how individual directors have approached the concept. Reportedly, the best screenplay is Dan O’Bannon’s original which was rewritten by David Giler and Walter Hill.

December 23, 2011 8:36 am

Very funny, Harry. : )

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
December 23, 2011 9:18 am

#30. Your right. That should be Erica Durance. Just to make Harry Scream. Lol.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
December 23, 2011 9:19 am

I would love to see John Hurt and Signory Weaver in the new Film. At least in a Cameo form.

Anthony Thompson
December 23, 2011 10:41 am

I’d love to see Paul Reiser in the new film. At least in a cameo form. : D

Harry Ballz
December 23, 2011 11:01 am

29, 30+42

Durance, with her looks, should play the alien, but I doubt she has the acting chops!

December 23, 2011 12:03 pm

I wouldn’t run to the assumption that the Space Jockey is humanoid. If you rewatch the trailer, you’ll see them all in a medical bay examining what looks to be its skull (could be the helmet, but that’s not the vibe I picked up on).

Red Dead Ryan
December 23, 2011 12:21 pm

I watched “Alien” last night on Blu Ray, and its still awesome after all of these years! It came out before I was born so I never got to see it in the theatre.

The film really holds up well.

I’m going to watch “Aliens” tonight.

Red Dead Ryan
December 23, 2011 12:33 pm

I noticed in “The Hobbit” trailer that everybody’s noses look funny!

December 23, 2011 12:53 pm

Actually, this reminds me why I love Trek. Not every alien in Trek wants to eat your face for brunch.

It looks like a kewl flim, tho.

Sebastian S.
December 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Sure looks and sounds like ALIEN. Even has the same electronic ‘scream’ sound in the trailer as ALIEN’s did back in 1979.

I am very much looking forward to this one; wish it were coming sooner…