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Prometheus Viral Marketing Still Active?

June 11th, 2012 by Andrew 3 Comments

So, the movie had a viral marketing campaign beforehand including videos of a young Weyland (Guy Pierce) giving a speech at a technology show, a commercial for the new android model David (Michael Fassbender) and the video pitch made by Elizabeth Shaw to Weyland industries for them to fund a mission of exploration.

And now the movie’s out and has been seen, you’d think that was all over, right?

Or is it…?

A watermark on the screen at the end of the movie for the fictional terraforming company Weyland Industries points to the website (where you’ll find a history of Weyland Industries), and is joined by another piece of information, the date 10.11.12. Given that this is an american financed movie, it stands this would be an american date (month first) so it most likely means 11th October 2012.

What is 11th October 2012…?

On the Weyland Industries timeline on that date, there is an event marked, it reads:

Weyland Incorporates
Weyland Corporation is recognized as a legal entity and corporation under United States law and receives their Certificate of Incorporation from the Companies House in the United Kingdom. Due to the combined value of Sir Peter Weyland’s various patents and patent-pendings, the company incorporates with a higher fair market valuation than any other company in history.
October 11, 2012

It’s also a link, to another site

On that site, you’ll find an image of a book – ‘What is great in man is that he is a bridge not an end’. There is also this video, which appears to show Weyland preparing to go on stage to give his speech in the viral video released prior to Prometheus.

The question is, why was this date included on the end of the Prometheus credits? It makes no sense, unless it’s a tease for something else coming up on that date, the question is, what…?

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Co-host of the Monday Movie Show, Andrew is a huge movie fan who is into all sorts of things movie related, as well as a fan of all things nerd. In his spare time he likes to work at script writing, that is when he's not spending it on something movie or nerd related!

  • Armands Šlihte

    I would think it should be impossible to hide a sequel right?

  • Ewige Wiederkunft

    Is it just a coincidence that Prometheus Books published an edition of Thus Spake Zarathustra in 1993 (translated by Thomas Common) – like the one on the website?

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