Science fiction's grandmaster returns with Prometheus — and now the first ever footage has been released! Watch Michael Fassbender and friends, as they're blasted on grey planets, lit on fire, and sent to explore an extraterrestrial world.

And yes, it does have that wonderful dark almost grainy feel that the past Alien films all shouldered. And is that a Space Jockey platform we see? Welcome back, Ridley — we've missed you.

Here's what it's about:

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

The actual trailer will be out in a few days, and Prometheus will hit screens on June 8th, 2012.