Prototype Movie Trailer Isn’t What You Think It Is

Prototype Movie Trailer Isn’t What You Think It Is

There’s a movie coming out next year called The Prototype. It stars a “man” in a hoodie who is on the run, being hunted for his extraordinary powers. Combine the plot with the name and you’d be forgiven for assuming it’s a movie about Activision’s Prototype series.

But it’s not.

The Prototype the movie is about a military robot that escapes containment, and has to defend itself while on the run, all the while playing around with ideas of what it is to be human.

It looks interesting. And the robot itself looks great, falling somewhere between Mike Mignola’s Kroenen (from Hellboy) and Mass Effect’s Geth.

But that name, huh? Sure, it’s got a “the” in front of it, but as I bet you thought that headline suggested this was an adaptation of Activision’s open-world series, so too have a ton of other people (check the clip’s YouTube comments, if you dare). The fact it stars a killer with special powers wearing a hoodie to disguise his face only makes things more confusing.

While this isn’t a legal issue, it might be a pain for publishers and developers should this movie ever see a video game tie-in. Which, given the nature of the film, the combat and even the presence of an established first-person perspective, isn’t a crazy assumption, especially if the movie is a hit.

Fun fact: the leading “man” is played by Joseph Mawle, who you may know most recently as Benjin Stark on Game of Thrones.


  • Its a moive with the name of one game, and tech that looks like its from another game. At least luck put effert in this time… even tho it was totaly pointless!

    • “At least luck put effert in this time… even tho it was totaly pointless!”

      Unlike you, who appeared to put no effort into your post. Come on, if you’re going to bash the guy, at least get his name right.

    • “put effert in this time”

      can you at least spell correctly as well as taking the piss. seriously effort is no t that hard to spell correctly!!!!!. I AM the GRAMMER NAZI~!!!

      • Not sure if trolling or just as bad as Jagi56

        “seriously effort is no t that hard…” and “GRAMMER” makes my head hurt

  • This is wrong. When i read this article, i became confused, so i decided to do some research. There are two completely different movies coming out in 2013, both named “The Prototype.” What you have done is confuse the two and confuse all the people that have read this article because you did not do the research.

    The trailer you posted is for this … The plot being “The military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility.” This is directed by Andrew Will.

    And then there is the movie with the aliens, which has the same name but is a completely different movie. This is directed by Marcelo Grion and the IMDB page is

    The Prototype (Robot) –
    The Prototype (Aliens) –

    I hope this helps everyone that gets confused by this article, like i did.

  • came across the trailer on youtube, looks good but cant find this on dvd anywhere, says release date 2013 and its now 2014, can anyone help me to find out why

  • So…. The computer screen makes it seem like it’s about the man and the robot switching bodies. Watch the trailer again and it will make more sense.

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