Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, his quasi Alien prequel, will be arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD this coming week on both the UK and in the States. Some of the UK readers will get their hands on a Steelbook Edition that apparently carries an Easter Egg of epic proportion. Reddit user Huxleyism discovered that on the UK edition (it could also be included on the U.S. release) hides text written by character Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), which seems to indicated that Weyland’s mentor was a certain replicant-creating tycoon whose creations eventually got the best of him, ScreenCrush first reported.
Inside we’ve got an explanation, along with a screengrab of this genre-changing log.
Collider explains the connection a little bit better than I could:
“It’s clear that Weyland is talking about Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), CEO of the Tyrell Corporation which produces, among other things, synthetic humanoids known as replicants…
-Early in the passage, Weyland says his mentor told him to “put away childish things,” a familiar Bible excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians which alludes to his mentor’s God complex (which is recounted later in the text).
-Weyland says his mentor told him to abandon his “toys,” a phrase that ties Tyrell to his most talented designer, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) and his toy friends.
-Weyland says Tyrell was on top of a pyramid, overlooking a city of angels. A bit on the nose, but Tyrell worked at the top of the pyramid-shaped Tyrell Corporation set in Los Angeles.
-While Weyland made androids, Tyrell genetically engineered replicants and implanted them with false memories, as Weyland calls out in his letter.”
The most interesting prospect is that, since Blade Runner takes place in 2019, and Prometheus in 2089, it’s quite possible that we’ll be seeing some interconnected characters such as Guy Pearce as a younger Weyland in Scott’s Blade Runner sequel.
You can read up on the full specs for the Prometheus home video release here.