OK,OK, OK, so he’s not technically from the future, but in a brilliant price of marketing, Ridley Scott has put together a superb video to promote his new film Prometheus. The three minute clip was made exclusively for the TED2012 conference, a non-profit organization dedicated to “ideas worth spreading”. Fans at the conference were treated to a special video from the future, 2023 to be exact. The video was made to look like Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) was addressing a TED conference in 2023 where he spoke about his ideas to “change the world”, thus leading up to the events in Ridley Scott’s new film.
Those unfamiliar with Peter Weylands character should know that he is the entrepreneur who created the Prometheus spaceship, the ship which will take us on our terrifying voyage come June 1st. It was also his company, ‘Weyland-Yutani’, who created the Nostromo, the spaceship from Ridley Scott’s Alien. I am sure you’ll agree that Guy Pearce’s performance here is nothing short of breathtaking, and is it just me or does his accent sound very much like the great John Hurt?
Anyway, enjoy the very exciting clip below which “was conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, directed by Luke Scott and created exclusively for the TED2012 audience.”
Check out all our previous stories, including the stunning trailer, here
Prometheus, stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, and will arrive in UK cinemas 1st June 2012.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
By Matt Wavish