Does the Prometheus trailer show the Proto-Alien?


It has been a busy weekend for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

First there was the IMAX trailer then the new full length trailer. Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender did a Q & A about the film plus an advert for Fassbender’s android, David, was found. You can see them both below. There is also a new Project Prometheus website.

In the new trailer Noomi Rapace’s character says “I think they want us to come and find them.” Later on she cries “We were wrong.” That is similar to the original Alien film where the Nostromo crew thought they had picked up a rescue signal when it was infact a warning.

At the 1:37 point of the trailer we see the something moving (the image at the top of the post shows it and the close up one below). It appears to be sort of like the xenomorph from Alien. Is this what it was originally before it became the creature we know? Scott keeps saying the film has Alien DNA. Did he mean more than just the relationship to the first film?

It has some similar characteristics. What do you think?

Thanks to Paul and Martin for sending the image.