Prometheus Launches Viral Campaign!
It’s been one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood that 20 century Fox’s ‘Prometheus’ is a prequel to the Alien franchise So-to speak, and even the man himself, Ridley Scott, tried (for a short while) to debunk any rumors that his feature film Prometheus was in fact a prequel, then only to later abandon such notion and claimed it was a prequel per say, but not the typical sense we’ve come accustomed to. Well the cat’s out of the bag now as the first viral ad campaign for the film featuring Guy Pearce as corporate industrialist Peter Weyland of Weyland Industries was launched! The TED 2023 video “I will change the world” has since then gone viral and is sparking major buzz among the Sci-Fi and fanboy community. Scroll down and see for yourself what has everyone talking:
From Weyland Industries Official Website: “Considered a seminal moment in the career of our founder Peter Weyland, this 2023 TED Talk launched Weyland Corp into the international spotlight.To honor this historic event, Weyland Corp is planning to offer a new round of investment soon. Interested parties can expect to find out more within the next few days.”
From TED 2023: “Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.
Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.”
This will be director Ridley Scott’s return to the Sci-Fi genre since directing timeless classic ‘Blade Runner’ 30 years ago. Prometheus is starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce. And will be released in theaters everywhere Jun 8th.
Extra Tidbit: So after 30 long years away from the genre, do you think Ridley can still pull off a decent Sci Fi flick?