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Watch: New Tease For 'Prometheus' Confirms Guy Pearce Plays Peter Weyland In The Film, Explains Who Prometheus Actually Is For Those That Never Went To High School

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 28, 2012 2:37 PM
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With all the talk of the rumors and news about the "Blade Runner" sequel/prequel/whatever and Ridley Scott's Cormac McCarthy-penned "The Counselor" we kind of forgot about "Prometheus." But Fox didn't and just to remind you this film is still coming, a new viral clip of sorts has arrived.

Yesterday, rumors flew around that Guy Pearce would be playing Peter Weyland in the film and well, as it turns out, he is. In this TED Talk the honcho behind the outfit more commonly known as The Company goes ahead and explains what exactly Prometheus refers to, in case you didn't go to high school, or are unaware of common points of reference. It's a bit gradiose (and dry) and thankfully this clip, directed by Luke Scott, won't be appearing in the actual film. And to be fair, "Prometheus" does need some explicating for the non-hardcore audience so assume this fits the bill. This little video also reveals that the story is set in 2023 -- you'll remember that "Alien" took place in 2122 while "Aliens" and "Alien 3" were set in 2179.

Anyway, give it a watch below and let Guy Pearce and his greasy hair hammer home every single thematic point in case you didn't get it. "Prometheus" opens on June 8th.

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  • joseph barker | March 5, 2012 9:00 AMReply

    this is gonna be in the movie i know it will.

  • Fred | February 29, 2012 10:28 PMReply

    I was glad to see a healthy dose of Prometheus anticipation here for the last few months and now because of the too-many-to-dignify Blade Runner leads and the chance to get inside Hollywood with the McCarthy "leak", it's being forgotten about? Fickle times, these.

  • Eric | February 28, 2012 8:13 PMReply

    Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool too. I wouldn't mind it being in the film at all. Guy Pearce is pretty much always great.

  • frikfrak | February 28, 2012 4:26 PMReply

    yeah, i can dig that. maybe this is just the start of the viral marketing campaign and the film itself takes place a little later. eleven years seems a bit short to imagine all the tech needed to proceed on that mission, but what do i know. at any rate, it seems like a cool way to get people talking.

  • Misterbojingles | February 28, 2012 4:24 PMReply

    Agree, I think this is pretty damn cool. Guy Pearce doing a TED talk as Weyland with the haughty gravitas of a would-be imperator. It's awesome.

  • chris | February 28, 2012 4:21 PMReply

    the video reveals the Peter Weyland's speech happens in 2023, doesn't necessarily mean that's when the film begins.

  • Axel | February 28, 2012 2:48 PMReply

    What's up with the hate? I thought that was pretty cool little piece of marketing for the film.

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