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‘Prometheus’ full trailer: ‘Big things have small beginnings’ (video)

A still from “Prometheus.” (20th Century Fox)

The full trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is upon us.

(For the record, the trailer may reveal more about the film than you may want to know. Take this into consideration.)

Clocking in at just over two minutes and 30 seconds, the trailer reveals the film’s basic plot: The same pictogram is discovered at the sites of civilizations spanning different centuries, leading a crew to travel to a planet to search for the origins of humanity. Noomi Rapace’s character believes the pictogram is “not a map,” but “an invitation.”

Turns out it’s not the kind of invitation you want to get.

Cut to images of Michael Fassbender touching some goopy material, an alien ship that is headed for Earth, the crew screaming/looking terrified and general chaos.

“Big things have small beginnings,” Fassbender’s character, who is an android, says ominously as the trailer ends.

In addition to Rapace and Fassbender, “Prometheus” stars Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. The script was written by “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof.

The trailer, revealed at WonderCon 2012, reveals just enough plot to whet appetites and continue the, is this really an “Alien” prequel? conversation for some time. But with about three months to go until “Prometheus” is released, expect to see even more teasers, images, trailers and buzzy materials that make you wish it was June 8 already.

Watch the trailer below.

Update: You can also watch the U.K. version of the trailer, which has slightly different footage, below.


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