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Michael Fassbender stars in a creepy Prometheus viral: watch online now

Prometheus has done a pretty smart job of plugging the film without giving too many plot specifics away, and that trend continues with a creepy new viral video starring Michael Fassbender.

In a development of an earlier viral video, the film takes the format of an advert for the Weyland Corporation’s range of artificial intelligence androids, which, to borrow a phrase from another Ridley Scott sci-fi classic, look ‘more human than human.’

If the packaging wasn’t unnerving enough (it has a hint of the ‘amniotic sac’ about it), David’s delivery when describing his primary functions is sure to creep you out.

The video gives us the best look at Fassbender’s performance thus far (even if this footage isn't likely to make it into the final film), and it seems he has the anodyne delivery down pat.

And as these Weyland androids can be used to perform tasks that humans might consider unethical, just what can we expect his role on board the good ship Prometheus to entail? And is he really just an older model of David from Spielberg's A.I. ?

Watch the Prometheus viral video now:

Prometheus opens on 1 June 2012.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.