The viral campaign for Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated return to sci-fi, Prometheus, kicked off in a big way with a chilling TED Talk video featuring Guy Pearce’s character from the film. During the pic’s WonderCon panel earlier today, fans were given cards from Weyland Corp that directed them to a website and a phone number. If you call the number, an operator informs you that all Weyland Corp lines are busy, but calls your attention to a text message you’ve just received. The text message gives you a link that directs you to a truly spectacular video narrated by one of the film’s stars. Meet me after the jump to check out the video, talk about it in more detail, and to get a look at the card. If you’d rather be kept in the dark concerning certain plot points for Prometheus (albeit that are being revealed by the studio), I’d advise you to turn back now.
Still with me? Alright. Scott himself previously revealed that Michael Fassbender plays an android in the Alien-connected Prometheus, and this viral video is narrated by Fassbender and shows the unboxing of his human-like android. It’s extremely well done and I nearly got chills as the video concluded. It’s a short video, but the viral campaign for Prometheus thus far has been kicking some serious ass (your move, Dark Knight Rises).
The text message directs you to this website, from which the video originates. Steve snapped some photos of the business card handed out at WonderCon, which you can see below. Be sure to check back later for our full report from the film’s WonderCon panel, and if you missed it take a gander at the film’s new IMAX trailer and a fan Q&A with Fassbender and Charlize Theron.