The 1,350 person audience at TED2012 – the flagship conference for the non-profit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” – was just treated to the following mind-blowing short video conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, directed by Luke Scott and created exclusively for the TED2012 audience.
The video features Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, speaking 10 years earlier than the events of upcoming film Prometheus. While it’s not a scene from the movie – it does provide an intriguing look into what may lay ahead, as well as important backstory into the epic mythology explored in the movie. It’s huge as it gives us a timeline for the Alien prequel dating it at 2032/33 (as the video takes place 10 year prior). You can also read a Q&A with Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof about the video here.
In theaters June 8, Scott “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.” ABOUT THIS TALK: “Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.
Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.”
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: “Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an Oxford Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a self-taught software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir Peter’s capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize them. By the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents in a wide range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his dynamic break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an empire.
In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds than this one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to breathe, we will simply have to make it.””