Prometheus is clearly hugely inspired by the original trailer for Sir Ridley’s original Alien (love the title slowly appearing on screen and the eerie shrieks on the soundtrack), it contains our first (moving) glimpses of Scott’s summer blockbuster, which seems to be on an entirely different scale to the original Alien, while providing some refreshingly familiar imagery.
Meanwhile, it poses more questions than it answers – just right for a teaser, eh? Who is that unfortunate Prometheus crew-member whose space helmet appears to be soaked in acid? Why is Charlize Theron running down corridors on the Prometheus itself? Is that Noomi Rapace, as lead scientist Elizabeth Shaw, screaming in agony at the end? If so, why so? Just what is Idris Elba looking at, and why does he seem miffed about it? And why does that spaceship, the one that appears to be crashing at the end, ring a few bells?
Prometheus is out in the UK on June 1 2012.