Two More Amazing High Res 'Prometheus' Photos Unearthed in Viral
"I think they want us to come and find them." Keeping the buzz going for Prometheus. We're following the viral for Ridley Scott's new sci-fi, mainly its focus on Weyland Corp, but ever since the second trailer hit, a new site has been up at ProjectPrometheus.com. At the moment it only has a logo and nothing else, but others have found URLs with password entries, and finally started unlocking some of the codes, linked to astronomy. One of these was unlocked from the Cosmic Call 2, a signal sent to Orion in 2003, related to the URL, HD 245409, and the star region that they're actually traveling to in Prometheus. Pretty cool, eh?
Here's the two unlocked today, mostly by a team of people on twitter and Unfiction around the web. The first one, of the Prometheus ship descending, is from the URL /eridu/, found on the Investor Timeline then unlocked by figuring out what Eridu was. It's an ancient Sumerian city, likely one they find a pictogram in, and is now known today as tell abu shahrain - so that was the password (all lowercase, with the spaces). Gorgeous shot that we have seen in the trailer, but fully rendered in high res. Details on the other one after.
The second photo, of the ship landed and a bunch of the crew returning from their smaller rover vehicle, was found with the URL /245409/. This one was much harder and stumped fans for quite a while, but thanks to hints from @PrometheusMovie about a connection between HD 245409, a star known as Gliese 208 found near the constellation Orion where they sent the Cosmic Call, someone eventually discovered it was just a sequence of the Cosmic Call 2 (seen in full here, plus explained), and created this password: DDM2DDM2DDM2AMAMAMBIGBIGBIGBMESMPP, - yes, the coma at the end is a part of unlocking it. That unlocks the final viral image of today, which they confirmed and updated on the Investor Timeline.
These are the second and third images revealed in the Weyland Corp / Industries viral, the first one being that stunning shot of the map room we featured a few weeks ago. I'm absolutely loving this viral, it's incredible to follow and it's so awesome that they're using these real scientific connections to keep us guessing. Bring it on, I hope this is still just the start! Speaking of, a Weyland Investors email has also been sent out today (so check your inbox) and an infographic on Weyland has also debuted on the Timeline. It's a fun little info dump with interesting details, and perhaps even some clues, so click below to see it in full.
That's the latest update for today, Wednesday, so far on this Prometheus viral, but I highly suggest keeping watch on the Weyland site and the Project Prometheus site for updates, as well as following on twitter. Since these images are stunning and it seems like that's mostly what they're going to be debuting, I hope we get more photos that aren't from any trailer yet. I know those Weyland business cards were awesome, hopefully they find a way to send out more of them to fans, too. Stay tuned for updates, as there may be more coming.
Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox has Prometheus set to hit theaters in 3D starting June 8th this summer. Visit Weyland Corp.