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"Prometheus" Trailer a Big Bucket of White-Knuckle Awesome

This is shaping up to be the Greek god's besrt gift since fire



    From director Ridley Scott comes an "Alien" prequel/spin-off in which a group of exploreers head to the far reaches of the universe chasing clues to the origins of man on Earth. Stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron, opens June 8. (Published Monday, March 19, 2012)

    Who cares if it's a sequel a prequel or a spin-off of "Alien." What's important is that the new trailer for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" looks amazing, and features an incredible cast

    Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, (Tom Hardy lookalike) Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron star in this story about "a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

    Introducing Peter Weyland of "Prometheus"

    [NATL] Introducing Peter Weyland of "Prometheus"
    In this viral video for the upcoming "Alien" prequel "Prometheus," Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) gives A TED talk in which he discusses his vision for the future. "Prometheus" opens June 8. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012)

    Scott has said "Prometheus" shares "the DNA" of "Alien," which is just an obnoxious dodge. The two films feature the android-building Weyland family and monsters straight out of H.R. Geiger's nightmares--it sure looks like a prequel to us.

    As much as we enjoyed the previous viral video starring Guy Pearce, we'll warn you that the one below tips the movie's hand a little too much for our liking. You've been warned, watch it at your own discretion.

     "Prometheus" opens June 8.