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Watch: Original 'Alien' Teaser Remade Like the 'Prometheus' Trailer

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December 28, 2011
Source: YouTube

Alien Teaser Trailer

In space no one can hear you scream. We all know the tagline by heart. While the first official teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to sci-fi, Prometheus, recalled the original Alien teaser with its lettering, one fan has gone so far as to make the truly perfect homage. YouTube user heresjohnny1991 (via AICN) has recreated the original 1979 Alien teaser trailer in the style of the Prometheus teaser, basically borrowing the music and using similar imagery and editing. And it's an absolutely awesome throwback that reminds us how this all began. This may not be a new trailer, but it is still unquestionably worth watching.

Watch the original Alien teaser remade in the style of the first Prometheus teaser, from YouTube:

If you want to watch and compare to the actual Prometheus teaser trailer, you can see that here.

A team of explorers find a clue to the origins of man on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe... There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox has Prometheus scheduled to hit theaters on 5-25-79 — or rather, June 8, 2012, this summer.

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  • Master P
    Amazing!!!
  • Nithin
    Just shows how much people have been waiting for a true sci-fi. Wonderfully made teaser.
  • Harrisonvmaq
    5.25.79.....that looks so wierd
    • John I.G.
      Yeah it's such a standard font, kinda ruins it, should be thicker, and more jagged probably.
    • John I.G.
      Oh wait, do you mean it looks weird because of the actual date? I'm just thinking like a graphic designer sorry :D.
  • Hggfd
    Meh.
  • http://twitter.com/felixnaumann Felix Naumann
    Nice work! Was never interested in the Alien franchise, but sold like this, I may take a look…
    • Buzzfunk
      Say what??? LOL 
  • Gubther405
    Brilliant!!  Clever dude whoever you are!
  • Peter
    This person might have wanted to look at the REAL original trailer first and maybe realize that the Prometheus trailer was modeled after that.  In other words, this was redundant.
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5111584 Nate Carroll
      Some people forget there were movies before Prometheus.
    • Joshuah81
      The point of this was to take an unoriginal idea and stand it on it's head. It's easy to make a new movie trailer play off a very old one, but to make an old one play off a new one play of an old one, takes some skill and talent, because from the surface it seems redundant and pointless, but once you set down to try it, you get bitch slapped by the complexity of what you're trying to do and this guy pulled it off while you were getting bitch slapped. 
      • Peter
        Yeah, that's what happened.  It wasn't that the guy had no idea how the Prometheus trailer was designed.
  • Lobo
    Here it is Alien`s orignal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEVY_lonKf4 amazing
    • Anonymous
      I acutally like the original you posted better.  The Prometheus teaser looks like an homage to the original Alien.
      • Buzzfunk
        It is without question.  I really hope, there's a lot more to Prom then what the teaser shows. Don't need an updated version of Alien really...
        • Anonymous
          Agreed!  I'm hoping that it indeed could or could not be a prequel, leaving it up to the viewer to decide.
  • Tester
    Very nice work indeed !!!! 
  • Ara Pehlivanian
    I just bought the movie thanks to this teaser.
  • http://about.me/amandanudelman Amanda Nudelman
    My boyfriend made me watch this about 6 times in a row. Despite the iterations, I still want to see this. Maybe because one of our first dates was a midnight showing of Aliens vs. Predators? 
  • Bob
    Great work
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-D-Nelson/100001100193671 Scott D. Nelson
    Sweet remake.  I like the sound - and the 5.25.79 at the end was the coolest! Check out our new foal looking like an Alien...look at the mouth going!: http://youtu.be/NdVJDf3imYU
  • Oct8pus
    It's soo good
  • Audiomixer2010
    This 'new' alien trailer that most are applauding is really quite BORING because it's already been done, by Ridley Scott for his 1979 Alien movie. The ORIGINAL trailer was much better, because, well, it was the original, from which Prometheus is modeled after. The original Alien trailer ALREADY has the Prometheus trailer elements (titling, the music/sound effect, the cuts between ship exploration and tunnel runs)--so what's is new and fresh about the 'new' Alien trailer? nothing, it is just a copycat. I'd rather praise the original Alien trailer and do all analysis between this original Alien trailer and the Prometheus trailer--all by the original filmmaker, Ridley Scott--rather than waste time with this 'new' Alien trailer imitation. Furthermore, in terms of the filmmaking process, I find it more exciting and interesting to analyze and compare the original Alien trailer and the Prometheus--all coming from the story's filmmaker, Ridley Scott, rather than from some unknown imitator who is not part of the Alien story-making process.  

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