Such is the nature of big movies, wherein we get a preview for the preview. This stupid trend is continuing with Prometheus, which we’ll have a real look at on Thursday — but, in the meantime, Apple has debuted our first look at the Alien prequel in motion. Sadly, the rest of this is comprised of Ridley Scott offering some EPK-style appropriate about his own film.

In spite of those annoyances, the very first glimpses impress in their visual aesthetics. I’m particularly struck by how much this looks like Alien, what with the cinematography, set design, and costumes fitting right into the classic film. There isn’t much else to ponder for now, other than the acid-covered space helmet (seen above), which, as you can tell, further perpetuates a link to his past work. Watch it below (along with another newly added peek).

Update: The official trailer is here!

Sneak Peek #3:

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Sneak Peek #1:


Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, and Patrick Wilson, Prometheus opens on June 8th.

What do you make of this footage? Are you just going to wait for the full trailer?

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