Prometheus featurette stands on the bridge

20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for its upcoming sci-fi thriller, Prometheus.

This video focuses on the titular ship, which brings the characters to the far off alien world where they must fight for the survival of all mankind:

I have to admit, it is a pretty sweet ship, though ominously named. Those who know about such things can likely point out a lot of design flaws, but the trappings of filmmaking require things like lots of windows and abundant interior space, so they’re forgivable.

I really like the idea of the bridge on the under-side of the ship. It makes sense for an exploratory vessel, and it makes it look a bit like a zeppelin, which is never a mistake.

The film is about a team of explorers who follow an ancient map, which they find in various archeological dig sites around the world, to an alien complex of some kind, where they awaken a long-dormant race with ill intent toward humanity. The story takes place in the same story universe as Ridley Scott’s previous original science fiction films, but deals with a different alien race at a different time, though still a first-contact story of sorts.

The synopsis is thus:

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Here is the theatrical trailer, for reference:

Prometheus, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, and Charlize Theron, hits theaters on June 8, 2012.