Prometheus credits lead to new viral material

Peter Weyland is back

Prometheus may have been landed for over a week now, but the dust has yet to settle on the film’s viral marketing campaign, with the end credits pointing to a new website containing another video involving the young Peter Weyland.

At the very end of the credits, a Weyland Corp logo can be seen, boasting the tagline, “building better worlds since 10.11.12”. A bit of online digging has resulted in the discovery of a new website, whatis101112.com, where a whole host of new viral material can be found.

Chief among the new material is a video featuring Guy Pearce as the young Peter Weyland, who quotes Nietzsche while downing a scotch, saying, “I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all.” You can check out the new video in full, below...



The quotation is taken from Nietzsche’s book Thus Spake Zarathustra, in which the philosopher deals with ideas concerning the death of God and the Übermensch. Elsewhere on the site, a book can be spotted boasting the legend, “What is Great in Man is That He is a Bridge and Not an End”, another quote from the aforementioned text.

That Nietzsche text is another 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 in Prometheus, weren't there?

What all of this means is anybody’s guess, although there appear to be another four “modules” to be revealed, so we can presumably expect more Prometheus teasers to come. Could this just be an elaborate promo for the DVD release, or are sequels being set up here? We’ll keep you posted either way...

What do you think the new viral is all about? Share your theories, below...

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 11th 2012, 9:49

      Please be more films! however I dont see how they couuld get anything done by 10/11/12?

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    • Krooshlash

      Jun 11th 2012, 9:53

      A post-movie viral campaign? This is just ridiculous. Does anyone care anymore? More ambiguity. This movie was incredibly oversold as something that it wasn't. It presented a lot of ideas and concepts, but ultimately pretty much none of them were answered satisfactorily. Admittedly, my expectations were very high (how could they not be after the astonishingly over hyped nature of the movie) but I haven't felt a sense of diaspointment like this in a long time. We expected something epic and an "intelligent" blockbuster, and for the most part it was B-movie, sub par, Bay esque nonsense. Particularly the last 20 mins. I respect a lot of people like this movie but I do think there's a lot of people out there who refuse to look at the films multiple failings simply because the great Ridley Scott was involved.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jun 11th 2012, 10:07

      Maybe if he'd explained the plot within the actual film people would care more.. Absolute f**k up from all involved

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 11th 2012, 11:51

      Bascially Alien was a haunted house in space. Prometheus is that Monty Python Sketch where philosphers play football. To top it all NONE of the questions raised from the first film were answered. I really hate myself for saying this...but...but.... Event Horizon was better. Okay?! -sobs-

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    • Demortu

      Jun 11th 2012, 11:53

      I was surprised Total Film gave the film 4 stars and I have been surprised by some of the other reviews given across the internet, but there certainly seems to be a mix. I enjoyed the virals with Fassbender and Pearce. In fact I enjoyed them far more than the film as I felt they presented a greater depth of character. Unfortunately in the film I felt David was the only one with depth, and even then at times his motivations seemed a little muddled. The remainder felt very B-Movie as mentioned above, with segments I felt should be titled "Scientists do the funiest things!" as all the young hollywood scientists with jock-ish dialogue flounce about doing daft things. The crew of 17 seemed fairly superfluous and frankly there was a point where I wanted them to die off, I lacked a connection with anyone excluding perhaps David. Also, it's amazing how well some people can run and jump after a fairly horrific incident. Still, whoops, gone off track - I'll be interested to see these post-viral... things. I felt the quality of those preceding the film matched the beginnings of Prometheus for quality, and far exceeded the naff latter half when it all went a bit silly.

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    • alexr

      Jun 12th 2012, 7:59

      I enjoyed it. I understood what they were trying to do, and I didn't go in with any expectations that any 'questions' from Alien would be answered. As a piece of sci-fi cinema, I thought it did its job. As the start of a new series, I liked what it brought to the table. Roll on 'Prometheus 2', or whatever it's called...

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 12th 2012, 9:15

      @Demortu I get what your saying but David doesnt have any motivation, the same as Ash going nuts in Alien, there is no reason for it which is to be expected for a synthectic humaniod (or whatever you want to call it) not to be on the same wave length as us! thats what made BaladeRunner so interesting. I liked the film and hope it sets up some more intellegent Sci Fi

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    • KerrAvon

      Jun 13th 2012, 19:06

      The first half was good and raised some interesting questions. The second half was a bit muddled and seemed to lose what it wanted to be when it should have been its own film. Pity.

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