There is a Leaked Prometheus Trailer, and It Is Kind Of Awesome

Earlier today 20th Century Fox unveiled a shiny new look at Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott's 2012 Alien related event pic Prometheus (via Empire), all blond and space-suited. Exciting! As if that wasn't enough to get your juices flowing, an unofficial version of the first trailer for the sci-fi thriller oozed onto the interwebs mere hours ago, and although it's shaky-cammed with fuzzy audio and is even labeled "Leaked"... it's kind of adrenaline-pumpingly awesome.

So here comes the tricky part of it: Movieline does not embed leaked materials, so you'll have to link out to find the video yourself. Consider the ambiguous Dragon Tattoo "leak" earlier this year; with studios increasingly seeking to hit viral status with their marketing campaigns, it's more and more difficult to know which leaks are true and which are intentional.

But this much is certain: If this is indeed Fox's first Prometheus trailer (the studio's been teasing a trailer premiere for days, to hit Apple iTunes on Thursday), and it looks this awesome on a shaky screen within a screen on your computer monitor, it should look amazing projected in theaters.

Dark, ominous space cruisers, slick inky production design, the scope of the alien world, and that soundscape -- all pulsing, pounding Inception "BROOOOOOOOM"s and hydraulic screams... I can't wait to see this in HD, and I'm only talking about the trailer. (Much of the footage seen here can already be glimpsed in the two 30 second teasers-to-the-trailer premiere currently up at Apple, along with commentary from Ridley Scott.)

The synopsis for Prometheus, in theaters June 8 2012:

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.