New Prometheus viral features Michael Fassbender as 'David'

New Prometheus viral features Michael Fassbender as 'David'

Fassbender plays the robotic David in Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi blockbuster

Following on from their previous viral clip - a futuristic TED talk delivered by Weyland Industries founder Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) - the folks behind Prometheus have delivered this clip of Michael Fassbender in character as David, a robot built by the company. The clip seems to be appealing to potential buyers - in it, a creepy HAL 9000-esque voice quizzes an equally creepy David about the potential benefits of having a robot employee ('I can carry out directives that my human counterparts might find... distressing... or unethical').

Watch below - as well as being yet another example of canny marketing from the Prometheus team, it's an astounding showcase of Fassbender's acting talents, inspiring sympathy and revulsion in equal measure.

Prometheus is out on general release from Fri 1 Jun.

Happy Birthday David (NEW Prometheus Viral!)

Prometheus - Official Trailer [TRUE HD]


  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
  • Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron
  • UK release: 1 June 2012

In the definitely-not-a-prequel-to- Alien, a spaceship's crew investigates what appears to be an alien vessel. Despite a largely effective cast and stratospheric technical values the plot is murky and the tone is inconsistent, as if the creators are no wiser than the audience about what it all adds up to.

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