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Friday, December 30, 2011

Blade Runner director returns to sci-fi three decades later

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM

It has been 30 years since Ridley Scott directed Blade Runner, considered by many to be the greatest and most influential science fiction movie of the modern era. In the interim, Scott has tackled just about every movie genre except sci-fi, including war (Black Hawk Down), crime (American Gangster), horror (Hannibal) historical epics (Gladiator), and all-out Oscar bait (Thelma and Louise).

That self-imposed sci-fi drought comes to an end this summer with the release of Scott’s Prometheus, which was originally conceived as a prequel to the director’s early sci-fi smash, Alien, but has since acquired its own universe and mythology. Prometheus was shot in 3-D and stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce.

Over the Christmas holiday, the official teaser trailer for Prometheus was finally released. It appears that the aliens are, once again, displeased with us:

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