Ridley Scott revealed recently who Guy Pearce would be playing in Prometheus, and it is non other than Peter Weyland. Read LR’s article on that here.
Now, we have a our first piece of viral marketing featuring Weyland, which you can see below.
In the video Peter Weyland is addressing the audience at TED2023, and he does not disappoint. In the video he tells the story of Prometheus’ theft of fire from the gods, and how his giving it to humans was the first in many technological advances for our race. Weyland goes on to declare “We are the new gods!”, and asks us to indulge him as he changes the world.
I have to say, this is the perfect set up for this character in my opinion. We get his bombast, his showmanship and his unwillingness to be defeated all in one three minute clip.
Here is some information on Peter Weyland.
Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. The progeny of two brilliant parents; His mother, an Oxford Educated Professor of Comparative Mythology, his father, a self-taught software Engineer, it was clear from an early age that Sir Peter’s capabilities would only be eclipsed by his ambition to realize them. By the age of fourteen, he had already registered a dozen patents in a wide range of fields from biotech to robotics, but it would be his dynamic break-throughs in generating synthetic atmosphere above the polar ice cap that gained him worldwide recognition and spawned an empire.
In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. “There are other worlds than this one,” Sir Peter boldly declared, “And if there is no air to breathe, we will simply have to make it.”
Prometheus hits theatres June 8th.
SOURCE: TED Blog