Ohhh, Look…'Prometheus' Viral – Guy Pearce As Peter Weyland For TED Talk 2023

To promote Promotheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel/not-a-prequel to 1979’s Alien, comes this really neat introduction and apparent tie-in video (thanks to /Film for the heads up). What you’ll see below is the reveal of Guy Pearce’s character in the upcoming film who, in the words of Sir Ridley, is pretty much the only true link between these two films. The video shows Peter Weyland of the Weyland Corp. That’s right, half of the famous Weyland-Yutani corporate entity. Does the Nostromo ring any bells?? See, told you it was neat…but I’ll let the video do the rest of the explaining. Enjoy!!

Check out more of the viral talk at the official TED2023 page. Also, if you click this link you’ll be taken to the Weyland home page which will most likely be the announcement and home base for the viral campaign.

Ever since this project was announced we were more than a little worried. Not really about Scott going back to something so iconic but giving us answers to things better left to imagination. But at the risk of creating an unflattering bookend to the front of the series (we all dread the ones at the end don’t we?) the closer this gets to its release, the more it looks to have win written all over it. Suffice to say Prometheus is in the right hands.

Watching this video and by looking at the TED/Weyleand pages it seems that a Prometheus viral is just about to kick off. How awesome is that? We’re gonna be all over it, how about you??

Starring an insanely impressive and talented cast which includes Michael Fassbender, Charlize TheronIdris Elba, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace and Patrick Wilson, Fox has slated Prometheus for a late Spring release on June 8th 2012. What say you space jockey fans?? Does this look good so far?? Anyone still have reservations??


  • 3guys1movie

    Getting more excited by the day to watch this.  Agreed that it keeps looking better and better.  Initially I had a lot of trepidation about this project.

  • ruth

    This is clever marketing indeed. My hubby and I watch TED conferences stuff often. I’m looking forward to this movie!