Ridley Scott’s Prometheus at the 2023 TED Conference

A new viral video from the upcoming Alien prequel, featuring Guy Pearce ten years before the events of the film.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


The marketing campaign for Prometheus is in full swing with this clever new viral video, which finds Guy Pearce's character, Peter Weyland (head of Weyland-Yutani), giving a speech at a 2023 TED conference, ten years before the start of the movie. The short film was conceived by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, who directed and co-wrote the film respectively, and directed by Luke Scott, with the assistance of TED's very own Tom Rielly. 

The short finds Peter Weyland giving a very impressive-sounding speech about what the title really means to the world and Weyland-Yutani in particular, in regards to the Greek myth about Prometheus bringing fire to mankind (and pissing off the gods), and includes some cute details like a Twitter comment in on a screen behind him reading, "Where's Weyland going with this? Thought fire was for all mankind. He's probably franchised it now. #TED" Enjoy!Photo Credit: Fox