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As a countdown to Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi film Prometheus, a kind of “prequel” to his own classic Alien, there has been an unusual series of pre-trailer teasers (one, two, three of them) to anticipate the actual release of the trailer (even we couldn’t help posting one of them three days ago). Now the trailer (which still feels like a teaser) is finally here, promising a much grander scale than in Alien but not revealing more story than “[t]hey went looking for our beginning – what they found could be our end”. Watch Theron, Fassbender and Elba have fun with alien planets, flame throwers and acid burns below: