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Prometheus: movie trailer picture analysis

Finally, the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new movie Prometheus is out. Originally planned to be the prequel for Alien, one of the most famous Science Fiction movies ever, Prometheus was re-invented as an own film, and not as a pure Alien-prequel.

When the two main developers of the Prometheus-storyline, Ridely Scott and LOST-Writer Damon Lindelof, found out that with a lot of new and challenging ideas, they lost more and more the pure Alien-way, they decided to approach Prometheus as an individual and stand-alone movie event.

Nevertheless, when finally watching and analysing the Prometheus trailer released today, after weeks of footage and background stories on the new film, I can really find quite a lot of references to the visual world of Alien.

Here are some stills from the trailer to show how close Prometheus is to the look and feel of Alien – just to name a few: The stepwise fading in titles, the Giger look, the alien eggs, the thing on the helmet, the Ripley look of Noomi Rapace, the android-ish look of Michael Fassbender, the grand horse-shoe-formed spaceship we know as a wrackage from the first Alien movie, and – of course – the space jockey.

Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox

Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox

Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Prometheus trailer - copyright 20th Century Fox
Trailer and stills copyright by Twentieth Century Fox / Scott Free / Brandywine