A brand new viral video featuring actor Guy Pearce has been revealed to help promote Ridley Scott's forthcoming 'Prometheus', as if it needs it. Pearce appears in the new viral, directed by Luke Scott, as Peter Weyland the character he'll be playing in the anticipated sci-fi epic from Mr Scott. The video features Weyland giving a speech at the 2023 TED Conference and if you have time you can head on over to the new Weyland Industries website for more. Michael Fassbender ('X-Men: First Class'), Charlize Theron ('The Devil's Advocate'), Noomi Rapace ('The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'), Idris Elba ('The Losers'), Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Rafe Spall ('Shaun of the Dead') all co-star. Check out the new viral below along with a long bio written especially for the Weyland character.
"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.”
Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.
Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow."
'Prometheus' opens theatrically from 8 June.
Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland