In 1979, director Ridley Scott redefined science fiction as we know it with his sci-fi horror classic Alien. Starkly terrifying, gorgeously shot, and wonderfully acted, Alien was a far cry from the lighthearted action serials like Flash Gordon and Star Wars.
After three direct sequels and several dreadful spin-offs, Scott returns to the genre he helped define with classics like Alien and Blade Runner in the upcoming Prometheus, a tie-in film that takes place in the Alien universe, but is not being touted as a direct prequel.
Much of Prometheus is shrouded in mystery. Next to nothing is known about the plot, though Scott did reveal that Peter Weyland (played by Guy Pearce), presumably from Alien's Weyland-Yutani Corporation, will be featured. It's also apparent from the teaser that the derelict ship the Nostromo crew investigated in Alien features prominently. It also looks to mimic the look and tone of Scott's masterpiece, owing just as much to horror as it does to science fiction.
Whatever it's about, the all too short teaser below looks incredible, and I'm excited to see what Sir Ridley has in store for us.