Prometheus director Ridley Scott was particularly proud of the number of physical effects used in the new film rather than CGI, and we’ve a feeling he’d appreciate the effort that went into this fan-made papercraft trailer too. The handiwork of artist Travis Betz, the trailer – which you can see after the cut – is a scene-for-scene recreation of the official Prometheus promo, only replicated using cut-outs and some low-tech special effects.
The project ended up taking Betz around a month to complete, and is constructed from 100-percent paper. Scott’s promotional campaign played a key role in building hype around the mysterious Prometheus project, spawning questions around whether the film was a straight-prequel to Alien or something completely different.
Paper Prometheus Trailer:
That word of mouth enthusiasm prompted other exercises in paper, with fans even going so far as to write up an entire – fake – screenplay mistakenly attributed to the original writers. You can see the original trailer Betz based his work on below:
Prometheus opened in US cinemas late last week, and you can find our full review here. Once you’ve seen the movie, make sure to check out our (spoiler-filled) interview with Ridley Scott along with the star-filled cast.
[via Freshness Mag]