Stunning High Res Star Map 'Prometheus' Image Found on Viral Site
A week ago we posted a fantastic viral video that was released for Ridley Scott's new sci-fi Prometheus, showing a TED Talk with Peter Weyland, played by Guy Pearce. The video was connected to a new site that launched for his company, Weyland Industries, which at the time only had that video. The site updated this week with full-fledged navigation for info about the company and an investor sign-up, but there wasn't much else. However, fans dug deeper and not only found a hint at a Weyland android, but incredibly stunning high res (3000px!) image of the star map control room seen in the teaser trailer. Geeks will drool.
So how did they find this incredible photo? Well, one of our friends on twitter @antovolk alerted us that Steve Kidd, or @MOVIELORD101 sent out a tweet saying "SOLVED!" with a link to the URL: /6EQUJ5/. It looks like it was deciphered from morse code found on the Weyland Industries website, which when plugged in links to this breathtaking image. That makes me wonder if there's going to be a lot more goodies like this to find with coded URLs on that Weyland site as we discover and solve more clues. Here it is in full (click):
I've been anxious for a truly high resolution look at this very scene ever since I saw it in the previews for the teaser last year, as I'm a sci-fi nerd and this is incredible to look at. It's already my desktop background on my widescreen monitor and I hope it's only the first of many high res images like this to come. Which means we should continue searching, digging and diving into that Weyland site to find more that might be hidden.
The other update on there is a small look at a hint at their first android. If you load the front page, you'll see a box in the lower left area titled "WCCF-73: MODULE B". It also states "Our Family is Growing" and shows a picture of what looks to be a fingerprint, but with the Weyland Corp logo as one of the imprints. Genius. "Weyland engineers have been working around the clock to bring you the newest, most advanced addition to the Weyland family. Stay tuned for a special announcement." We will definitely be staying tuned.
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 scheduled to hit theaters starting June 8th this summer. Watch the teaser.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Spectacular! That's one more reason to go see it in 3D!
Jedibilly on Mar 6, 2012
The name of the image is: 6EQUJ5... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal
Pendy16 on Mar 6, 2012
just awesome. good eye!
bat0u on Mar 6, 2012
Xerxexx on Mar 6, 2012
rockkicker on Mar 6, 2012
it is now my WALLPAPER!!!!!!!!!!!
Jericho on Mar 6, 2012
Sedna on Mar 6, 2012
There was nothing to solve! This image was set to the Prometheus web site bg image and wasn't very hard to track down if you know what to search for in HTML source code.. "CSS", open the CSS then search for "bg"
Wentzr on Mar 8, 2012
Bit too busy for a desktop wallpaper.
Max Renn on Apr 16, 2012
Some might say, is it just a crazy claim this movie is based on a real story... Just google ... ANCIENT STAR MAPS
Thrbooks on May 24, 2012
Funny coming back to articles like this post-release. All the anticipation, the build-up, the attention-to-detail of even the most mundane things just to make it all seem more believable.. ..And then we have the main antagonist crushed by a starship because she didn't know how to move sideways.
Fullname J Warrington on Apr 12, 2013
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