- 26 April 2012
- By John Howell
Ridley Scott's upcoming science fiction epic Prometheus looks to be the stand out science fiction event of 2012. If you were after more information about the film's background story, another wonderful viral video clip has been released featuring the android David, played by Michael Fassbender.
Presented as an android advert for an 8th generation robot created by Weyland Industries, the video is creepy, incredibly intriguing and beautifully shot - especially considering it's just designed to promote the film's release. If this is what Ridley Scott is producing as marketing material, it makes me even more interested in lining up on 7 June when the film gets its release.
Watch David being interviewed (his android skills promoted) in the YouTube clip below.
Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.
Here's the official synopsis in case you missed it:
"In the late 21st century, a star map is discovered within the imagery of Aztec, Mesopotamian and Magdalenian cultures. The crew of the spaceship Prometheus is sent on a scientific expedition to follow the map as part of a mission to find the origins of mankind. Exploring the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race, they soon face a threat to humanity's very existence."
Wild science fiction times are ahead. Hold onto your towels.
Some extra details from the official web page www.projectprometheus.com here:
"INTRODUCING DAVID 8
He has been reimagined, reengineered and brought to life with better technological, intellectual, physical and emotional performance than ever before. Welcome to the eighth generation of cybernetic advancement. Brought to you by Weyland Industries. With his new 99% emotional sensitivity level, David 8 can enter seamlessly into any environment and carry out an authentic human interaction. David 8 can understand and respond appropriately to even the most intricate emotional cues or subtly stated verbal commands. David 8 has valuable skills in manufacturing, finance, earth sciences and medicine, and he can become instantly competent in almost any other field."
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