News: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Begins Brilliant Viral Marketing Campaign
The TED talks can be brilliant. I watched one today on why certain videos go viral. It was witty and informative, not unlike this blog. *cough* Anyway, it turns out the TED talks are now being beamed from the future to the present. Unbelievable, I know, but check it out. Peter Weyland, CEO of Weyland Industries, gives a talk from 2023 -
Okay, so it’s Guy Pearce playing Peter Weyland in a fantastic bit viral marketing for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. You may remember that Weyland/Yutani are the company who own the Nostromo and run the mining expedition in Alien. There’s a few cool details in his speech – The mention of the Prometheus myth, especially the part where the eagle rips through Prometheus’ belly (xenomorph much?). Also when he talks of cybernetic individuals,hinting at the likes of Ash and Bishop from Alien and Aliens. At the end of the clip we a get a link to the Weyland Industries website, which is currently offline. Here’s hoping it kicks into life in the next few days so we can get a little more info about the world Scott and writer Damon Lindelof have created.
Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Idris Elba is out in the UK from 1st June.
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