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Ridley Scott Spills Sensational Prometheus Trailer, Teases Sequel

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Ridley Scott unveiled fresh footage for Prometheus in a mind-melting 3-D trailer that suggests a triumphant return to sci-fi form for the British maestro.

Joining Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof onstage at the Anaheim Convention Center, Scott told the WonderCon 2012 audience that he's already itching to do a sequel.

“If we're lucky, maybe we'll have a second part because at the end of Prometheus, the film does leave some nice, big, open questions."

As for the first chapter, the new clip unspools a menacing mix of glossy high-tech mayhem, straight-ahead horror, mystery goop and alien life forms that seem to take the shape of red, force-field probes. And, oh yeah, there's a planet that appears to be splitting right down the middle.

Similar to another teaser that was leaked early Saturday, embedded below, the WonderCon 2012 footage features Noomi Rapace, who Scott cast after watching her in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. At the Saturday press conference, Michael Fassbender later joined co-star Charlize Theron and the filmmakers to reveal that he plays a robot. “I modeled him on Greg Louganis," Fassbender said. “I thought the way he walked on the high board is kind of funny and you see this great economy of movement."

Fassbender's cybernetic character also demonstrates butler-like qualities, according to Scott, but he's hardly a servile droid. Fassbender noted, “We thought it would be interesting if the robot started to develop human personality traits, like an ego and all those fun things."

While Scott acknowledged that Prometheus builds upon the narrative “DNA" established in his 1979 classic Alien, he and Lindelof remained secretive about plot particulars beyond the basics: A group of explorers set off on a spacecraft called Prometheus on a mission to discover the origins of mankind. Describing to the mysterious hieroglyph that sparks the journey, Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) says, “It's not a map. It's an invitation."


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