Introducing David, Your 'Prometheus' Android Pal

by David Weiner 10:07 AM PDT, April 17, 2012
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Ridley Scott's hugely anticipated Alien prequel, Prometheus, is just two months away, and the film's clever viral campaign continues with the introduction of David 8 – the film's resident android, played by Michael Fassbender – in an advertisement from the fictitious Weyland Corporation that is surely a portent of things to come.

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In the grand tradition of Ash (played by Ian Holm), Bishop (played by Lance Henriksen) and Annalee Call (Winona Ryder), David 8 is "the next generation Weyland robot," and he explains just what he is capable of in the faux advertisement, courtesy of Mashable. Creepy and cool…

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Prometheus stars Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce in a story of "groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

Prometheus hits theaters on June 8.