Michael Fassbender stars in a creepy Prometheus viral: watch online now

An advert for David the Android

Prometheus has done a pretty smart job of plugging the film without giving too many plot specifics away, and that trend continues with a creepy new viral video starring Michael Fassbender.

In a development of an earlier viral video, the film takes the format of an advert for the Weyland Corporation’s range of artificial intelligence androids, which, to borrow a phrase from another Ridley Scott sci-fi classic, look ‘more human than human.’

If the packaging wasn’t unnerving enough (it has a hint of the ‘amniotic sac’ about it), David’s delivery when describing his primary functions is sure to creep you out.

The video gives us the best look at Fassbender’s performance thus far (even if this footage isn't likely to make it into the final film), and it seems he has the anodyne delivery down pat.

And as these Weyland androids can be used to perform tasks that humans might consider unethical, just what can we expect his role on board the good ship Prometheus to entail? And is he really just an older model of David from Spielberg's A.I.?

Watch the Prometheus viral video now:

Prometheus opens on 1 June 2012.

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    • Tarantino3011

      Apr 17th 2012, 14:13

      This is seriously creeping me out!!!

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 17th 2012, 15:08

      I think it's safe to say David will malfunction at some point.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Apr 17th 2012, 16:09

      it's 50/50, he may be a hero like bishop or have hidden directives like ash. He understands emotions but cannot feel them, that could be a good or bad thing. Roll on june 1st to find out :)

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    • thanerosse

      Apr 17th 2012, 16:35

      How is it possible for a real life human to be so far in the uncanny valley? Very very creepy.

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    • Friendzoner

      Apr 17th 2012, 16:58

      If the Ash model turned out to perform so badly, I can only imagine the problems (and dangers) this very first model could imply. Sintetics didn't have behavioral inhibitors before Bishop, remember? Or if they had, they were real crappy.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Apr 17th 2012, 17:14

      Good point man, still we won't know what he/it will get upto until june 1st!

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    • JamieTSB

      Apr 17th 2012, 19:02

      Damn weird, truly, truly spooky.

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    • FBJLarson

      Apr 17th 2012, 23:55

      I wonder if David has a massive third leg like Fassbender More comments from Prometheus new clip http://bit.ly/HOQwwf

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    • chrisbot

      Apr 18th 2012, 5:16

      just Look Around You...

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