Comic-Con 2011: First look at Prometheus An excited Comic-Con audience was treated to an exclusive first look at Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe, Prometheus. The footage – a short, snappy montage of suspenseful, atmospheric shots – was brief but featured plenty to chew over: a blond Michael Fassbender exploring mysterious biological artefacts; Charlize Theron doing naked push-ups and aiming a flamethrower at someone (or something?); a cavernous room stuffed with distinctly xenomorph-like eggs. The most remarkable aspect of the footage was how comfortably it appeared to slot into the Alien continuity – from the stunning production design (sleep chambers, Nostromo-styled spaceship corridors) to the closing title card – the word ‘Prometheus’ gradually yet strikingly revealed in a familiar angular font… Before the footage, Total Film caught up with star Theron and writer Damon Lindelof (Lost), who clarified the Alien connection…

Comic-Con 2011: First look at Prometheus

An excited Comic-Con audience was treated to an exclusive first look at Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe, Prometheus.

The footage – a short, snappy montage of suspenseful, atmospheric shots – was brief but featured plenty to chew over: a blond Michael Fassbender exploring mysterious biological artefacts; Charlize Theron doing naked push-ups and aiming a flamethrower at someone (or something?); a cavernous room stuffed with distinctly xenomorph-like eggs.

The most remarkable aspect of the footage was how comfortably it appeared to slot into the Alien continuity – from the stunning production design (sleep chambers, Nostromo-styled spaceship corridors) to the closing title card – the word ‘Prometheus’ gradually yet strikingly revealed in a familiar angular font…

Before the footage, Total Film caught up with star Theron and writer Damon Lindelof (Lost), who clarified the Alien connection…