The hype machine behind Ridley Scott’s opus Prometheus keeps chugging right along. Blanket saturation is definitely the marketing strategy for Scott’s return to the science fiction realm. By the time the June 8th release date rolls around you’ll be hard pressed to find a person in the western world who hasn’t encountered at least one bit of promotional material for Prometheus. To further this aim, 20th Century Fox has released a new TV spot and a new collection of still photos.
This spot is necessarily brief, and doesn’t bring anything new to the table, especially for those of you who’ve been keeping pace with every new teaser, trailer, feature, etc. While the commercial makes Prometheus look just as intense and action-packed as everything else, these three pictures are the most interesting bit of this news.
The first photo gives you a good look at what appears to be a surface vehicle the crew of the good ship Prometheus. This isn’t anything shocking, but it’s a new look at different piece of tech from this world.
The second shows a trio of crewmembers skulking down a gloomy hallway that is very reminiscent of Alien. Never a bad thing to invoke that lineage.
The last picture shows David (Michael Fassbender), the creepy lifelike robot, being creepy. Apparently he likes to loom over the ship’s crew and watch them while they sleep. That would unnerve me, waking up in deep space to find an emotionless, peeping Tom of a android hovering above while I slept in a glass tube in my underwear.
No matter how much the studio churns out—and at this rate the whole movie might be available by stringing all the promos together—Prometheus looks to be one of the best movies of the summer. Odds are it won’t match the box office of films like The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hunger Games, but there’s not another movie this year that I’m more excited for.
Prometheus stars Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, and Logan Marshall-Green.