There is plenty to say about the growing buzzed about Promotheus, a prequel to Alien imagined by Director Ridley Scott long long time ago and finally seeing light (and, interestingly enough, with an all-International-leads casting).
If you know nothing about it, you might want to tune in on March 17, at 4pm PST to discover the trailer premiere but most importantly, to listen to Scott and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof talk about the project and answer questions live for 30 minutes.
Few Interesting Facts About Prometheus… Campaign
Yes, Prometheus started (another) is-it-an-ARG-or-is-it-just-a-viral campaign.
#1 – VIRAL VIDEO
The first viral element was uploaded few weeks after the mark of the spider-man‘s for a movie that will premiere a month earlier (June, 8) so the excitement -if any- should at least be spread on a smaller period of time thus less frustrating to follow.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check Sir Peter Weyland’s TED 2023 talk, written by Damon Lindelof -in collaboration with Tom Rielly- and shot by Ridley Scott’s son, Luke Scott.
I said it before on Twitter, if I love the concept I thought the video was weak, relying mostly on the uberly-cool concept but not really justifying its TED label.
If you want to know more about the Hows of it, I would recommend reading the TED’s interview with Lindelof.
#2 – WEBSITE
You can now go on the Weyland Industries website to check the few unlocked pages and register to become a ‘Weyland Investor’, in other words, receive updates in exchange of your social media information. (Let’s not forget this is a marketing campaign)
#3 – FIRST ‘CIPHER’
This website launched with a gift for those with eyes wide open: a morse code in the moving dots that unlocked the star picture you see above, in High-Res.
#4 – PROMETHEUS ON MENTORLESS
I am far from being an Alien specialist, but I do enjoy sci-fi, especially very well made one, and Prometheus website is promising.
Its universe and its subject matter are closer to my heart than Spidey’s, so I am keeping an eye on it, and if it expands to a full ARG campaign and I feel articles and reports would add something to it, I might jump on board.
The suspense is killing you, I know.
To Be Continued…