Movie News: Had Enough Of PROMETHEUS Viral Vids? Tough. There's Another... [Updated]

Written by Kris Heys

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Hang on... hasn't PROMETHEUS opened in all territories now? And word on the street is it did pretty well! (Though it did get a bit of a kicking from MADAGASCAR 3 - of all things - in the US.) Well, despite both being true, it's not stopping 20th Century Fox, who have released yet another viral tease.

Now we have to admit, we didn't stay to the end of the credits (Starburst needed a wee), so we completely missed the cryptic date posted at the tail end of them - 10/11/12.

What is this alluding too? The DVD/Blu-ray release? Something bigger? Actually, yeah, it's probably just the home video. But if you did happen to Google it you might have come across this site, which will have gifted you this, a cheeky little vid featuring Guy Pearce's Peter Weyland sans his rubbish old man make-up...

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Isn't it odd that with this and his TED viral vid, Guy Pearce has nearly spent just as much as he did in the film as he does on YouTube!

But back to the mystery (and nah, I'm not going to bother going too deep into what in particularly the significance of philosopher Thus Spoke Zarathustra might be, I'll leave that to you guys)... if they've gone to this much trouble they probably plan to keep the hype alive until PROMETHEUS lands on the shiny disc of your choice, but that would surely dictate it has to be something reeeeally special. And we all know Ridley's penchant for huge director's cuts. Are the reported 30 minutes of deleted materials going to wind up back in the movie itself? Our money's on that being a big yes. Will it make the movie any better? Not unless there's an earlier mention of Shaw and Vickers suffering from some kind of Zoolander-esque inability to turn left. That would have come in handy when explaining their ineptness at fleeing a downed ship... that's rolling in a straight line.

Look for PROMETHEUS on DVD/Blu-ray later this year. Probably on November 10th.

[Update: WRONG!]

Many people have kindly pointed out a huge flaw in my detective skills in that neither Nov 10th or October 11th (if the date is written the US way... most likely), would be a suitable day for a DVD release. The first being a Saturday, the second, a Thursday. So that rules that out!

While rightly disagreeing our assumption that this date was anything to do with the movie's home video debut, @weylandnews on Twitter pointed us to the Weyland Industries corporate timeline, and low and behold October 11th is indeed a pivotal day in the mythology. This, in the Prometheverse, is what happens on that day...  

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.

Has anybody got a clue as to why this would be at all relevant? It's interesting for sure, but I've got a sneaky feeling we're all being played a little here... 

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0 #1 hoopyjon 2012-06-12 14:01
Also sprach Zarathustra is the theme song from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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