Video: Guy Pearce Gives A TED Talk As His ‘Prometheus’ Character, Viral ++
This piece of viral rocket has been tearing up the geek bandwidth all damn day. While I was in class. Watch Guy Pearce give a TED Talk as his character from Prometheus. But more than that!, the explicit connection between Prometheus and Alien hinges on said dude bro.
Hit the jump for the video. The info. The shiznit.
Ridley Scott just dropped an insane bit of viral marketing at this years TED Conference: an unhinged Prometheusinspired short film, in which Guy Pearce makes his first ever appearance as Peter Weyland, head of the Weyland corporation.
Yes, the very same evil megacorp that tried to kill Ripley and her feral adoptive child in Aliens(technically it had merged with Yutani and was officially Weyland-Yutani, but more on that later). Watch the birth of one of entertainment’s most feared evil corporations.
We kind of love Pearce’s vision for Weyland. A slightly raspy, unhinged gentleman who boasts of cybernetic individuals (like BISHOP) and bellows “We are the Gods now!”
In a recent interview Scott revealed that Pearce’s character is truly the only real connective tissue between Prometheus and Alien.
“When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.
The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, who is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.”