[OMFG] What If I Told You That The World Of ‘Prometheus’ And ‘Blade Runner’ Coexist?!

Prometheus

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.

  • Evil_Flip

    That would justify putting Guy in that old guy make-up. But I guess this would also mean fox could cash in with Alien vs Predator vs Bladerunner. OMG and that would also relink Paul SW Anderson again, since his Soldier is supposed to take place in the Bladerunner universe. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/RyanBMaguire Ryan Maguire

    Kinda cool. Haven’t seen Prometheus yet but plan on buying it soon

    • http://www.facebook.com/corby.daniel.3 Corby Daniel

      Oh. You haven’t seen Prometheus yet. That explains why you think this is cool.

  • djblack1313

    actually Ridley said that PROMETHEUS & BLADE RUNNER co-existed (or COULD co-exist) in the same universe back when PROMETHEUS was still in production. not being a big BLADE RUNNER fan (nor a hater either) i didn’t think much about this but i remember the uproar/interest the news caused on discussion boards back when Ridley said this some 8 months or so ago. it’s still a cool bridge between the worlds/movies! :)

    • Aaron Emery

      Indeed, that was said early on, and I’m also not a huge Blade Runner fan, I don’t dislike it but its not something I think about too often. As far as Prometheus I just got the BluRay a couple days ago and actually liked it quite a bit more upon second viewing. It helps to not look at it as an Alien film.

  • flesheater24

    Sickkk prometheus was such an awesome ass movie :)

  • bambi_lives8980

    What If you told me That The World Of ‘Prometheus’ And ‘Blade Runner’ Coexist?!

    …I would orgasm, ruining my trousers, and fall into a heap convulsing and repeating until my heart attack finally took me out… “fuck… yes… tyrell… weyland… yesssss…”