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Prometheus trailer gets a trailer

A sneak peak at Prometheus has arrived, in the form of a trailer for the upcoming trailer (the full thing is expected to arrive on Thursday).

The 30-second promo features director Ridley Scott dropping hints about his new epic, and there’s at least as much behind-the-scenes stuff as there is actual movie footage.

So, what is there to tide us over until Thursday? Well, there’s a look at that giant-head thing-a-mi-bob that’s been dominating the images so far, and we see a blonde Michael Fassbender examining some bizarre specimen.

And as we see Idris Elba screaming, the crew must encounter something pretty damned terrifying…

Oh, and there’s a few brief frames of some very unsettling business with a helmet going on at the end that harks back to the superior sci-fi scares of Alien .

Check out the footage here:

Prometheus opens on 1 June 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

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.