Avast! Second Prometheus Trailer.

We’ve been trying to resist the urge of getting all excited in a schoolgirl fashion over the prospect of Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi epic movie Prometheus, but after watching the second official trailer above, our pigtails are now in a twist.

Loads more footage has been revealed from the movie in this latest trailer which premiered at Wondercon 2012 last week. From what we’ve seen so far it appears Scott is well and truly back on form with a glorious return to the genre which effectively launched his career.

The plot of Prometheus rattles along like so:

In the late 21st Century, a star map is discovered within the imagery of Aztec, Mesopotamian and Magdalenian culture. 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 discover a threat to humanity’s very existence.

Prometheus Viral Video Feat Peter Weyland.

This short viral video for Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus is simply delicious.

It stars Guy Pierce as Peter Weyland, (he of Weyland Corp), addressing a packed auditorium as he delivers a TED, (Technology, Entertainment and Design) speech in the year 2023. Is it just us or is he deliberately trying to act and sound like John Hurt?

Prometheus is a prequel of sorts to Scott’s original movie Alien and will deal with the crew of a spaceship dispatched to explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race as part of a mission to uncover the origins of humanity.