New Poster for Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Reminds Us More of ‘Alien’

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Once I recovered from the sad realization that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is actually not a film adaptation of a cherished childhood memory, I began wondering: what is in store for the visionary director’s newest film? So far, a lot of what we’ve heard traces the movie back to Scott’s roots—Alien. The developing movie Prometheus is reportedly set in the same world by which we were fascinated in his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. We can see both similarities and differences in the recent set of released images, which feature stars Charlize Theron, Michael FassbenderIdris Elba and Noomi Rapace.

But even more Alien than any of the technology or giant Olmec heads in those pictures is the poster below, which is reminiscent of Alien‘s dark-with-an-ominous-glow poster from way back in the glory days of otherworldly cinema. Enjoy the Prometheus poster (and the Promalthien comparison poster below courtesy of our Matt Patches), and get ready for Scott’s next contribution to the world of science fiction.

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Source: Shock Till You Drop

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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