Beyond this weekend's "The Avengers," July's "The Dark Knight Rises," or August's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," the summer movie we're most looking forward to is definitely Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." An ostensibly original—astonishingly,not
a remake or sequel—sci-fi flick from the talented, Oscar-nominated creator of the "Alien" franchise? Starring Hitlist-fave Michael Fassbender? We're already waiting in line for tickets! (Um, by which we mean "lazily monitoring Fandango, waiting for them to come on sale.")
Fans have been eagerly devouring promotional material for the film ever since it was announced, so keen are they/we for any scraps of intelligence regarding Scott's return to his genre roots. Firm details have been few and far between, but the little we actually know has only made us more excited. Yes, space ships are involved, including one that may look ominously familiar to those who have seen the first two "Aliens" flicks. Yes, it involves robots and people co-habitating, wearing spacesuits with bubbles on their heads, and lots of running and screaming through darkly lit corridors. But what is it, really?
Fans may find some answers in the newly released international trailer. Which, at least, sets up the premise better than previous efforts, while giving us clearer looks at Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Mr. Fassbender, and fellow cast member/ship Captain/eventual victim Idris Elba. Check out said trailer, posted after the break, and let us know what you think in the comments.