The only thing more dangerous to humanity than the species in the Alien mythology is the evil company and its greedy corporate minions. A new viral video is online starring Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, head of the shadowy company appearing in the Alien films. It appears on the TED website which hosts special corporate conferences. In this video Weyland is addressing thousands in the year 2023 before the events in Prometheus.
I think Guy Pearce is pretty mesmerizing in this. Weyland is part inspiring, part menacing as he addresses the conference. Weyland references artificial lifeforms. Michael Fassbender will be playing one in the film.
As Weyland shares the Greek legend of Prometheus, it’s eerie to think of how they mirror the events of Alien and of what is said to happen in the new film.