The first official teaser poster for "Prometheus" does just what it was intended to do - tease - while giving us the foreboding tagline "The Search For Our Beginning Could Lead To Our End". Uh-oh...
Visually, the new one-sheet is somewhat reminiscent of the poster for "Alien" - which Scott also directed and which "Prometheus" will function as something of a prequel to (just how much it will tie in to the former remains to be seen) - but ironically, it's actually more evocative of the DVD cover for "Aliens" director James Cameron's 1989 submarine sci-fi "The Abyss" Special Edition, with its lone female figure surrounded by a glow of light.
It's hard, quite honestly, to judge a poster that gives us so little to chew on, but I can't help but think - as demonstrated by my above examples - that it somehow feels....well, a little bit unoriginal. I am intrigued by that enormous head-monument, however (has the interstellar space crew arrived at Mount Rushmore?).
As a huge fan of the "Alien" franchise, of course (yes, I even liked "3" and "Resurrection"), the Fox marketing team could've put out an all-black teaser poster with the word "Prometheus" composed in white Times New Roman font and I probably still would've gotten excited.
My grade for the one-sheet: "B-". After viewing the full poster below, be sure and rate if for yourself at top left!