At the very end of the credits to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, some of you sci-fi fans might have copped on to the Weyland Corp logo, boasting a tagline ‘Building better worlds since 10.11.12’. That is, if you hadn’t already fled the cinema in a fit of disappointment.
A voyage into the unknown world of the interwebs has led us to the discovery of a new website, whatison101112.com where a whole load of new viral material surrounding the movie has been discovered. In my mind, this has conjured up more questions than it has answered.
Our first pick of the new material (which we have taken to scrupulously analyzing here at Moviepilot) is a video featuring Guy Pearce as the young Peter Weyland, who quotes Nietzsche while downing what we presume to be a straight-up scotch, saying, ‘I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all.’ Epic. Watch it below, courtesy of TotalFilm:
The quotation is taken from Nietzsches novel Thus Spake Zarathustra, in which the philosopher deals with ideas concerning the death of God, prophecies, and many criticisms of Christianity. Any thoughts? Is it all going too far?
The Nietzsche novel is possibly a link to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, as it lent its title to one of the key musical pieces on the soundtrack. And there were nods aplenty to 2001: A Space Odyssey in Prometheus
This info-overload has come as a bit of a shock to us, to be honest. We’re still trying to digest unanswered questions from the movie itself, of which there are many: How did the constellation get onto all those ancient cave paintings and artefacts? And why would the engineers provide a map anyway? And why would a crew of off-the-street technicians and world-renowned scientists take a years-long trip into deep space without knowing what they were getting themselves into, anyway? And why is Weyland so darn cagey all the time? I could go on…
You can understand why we’re a bit thrown now. What this new website means is anyone’s guess. You don’t need to be an expert to sniff out some promotion here. DVD release, perhaps? Or, could it be, a SEQUEL? Sequel to a prequel… a contradiction in terms?
We can presumably expect yet more teasers until Ridley Scott and his fleet decide to unleash what they’ve been holding back. So, if you have any ideas that could help lighten the massive load of questions on my mind right now, then please let ‘em loose below…