Attendees of the TED Conferences and its official site launched this very cool viral video from Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"
The clip shows Guy Pearce as his character Peter Weyland addressing the conference's 2023 session. There's even a bio on the guy:
"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."
Pearce has previously said that his role in the film is a cameo, and this suggests his scenes take place nearly two centuries before the events in the film do. Certainly it's years before Weyland-Yutani became the big biz of the "Alien franchise
Damon Lindelof also talked about the experience writing the film and coming up with this spot. He worked with director Scott on the film script, which was originally written by Jon Spaihts.
Scott is said to have shot both an R rated and a PG-13 rated version of the script.
Michael Fassbender Charlize Theron Noomi Rapace Idris Elba Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green Ben Foster and Kate Dickie star. With Emun Elliott Patrick Wilson and Benedict Wong also in the cast as well.
The pic has a June 8th, 2012 release date.