Two More Amazing High Res 'Prometheus' Photos Unearthed in Viral

March 21, 2012
Source: Twitter

Prometheus Viral Ship

"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 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.

Prometheus Viral Photo

Prometheus Viral Photo

Prometheus Viral Photo

Prometheus Viral Photo

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.

Weyland Infographic

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.

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bat0u on Mar 21, 2012



HyperJ on Mar 21, 2012


I _swore_ I would avoid any more PROMETHEUS stuff until the movie came out. But these images....ah, f**k it, lemme at 'em!

Scopedog on Mar 22, 2012


Alex, can you link the images directly? The passwords wont work for me. 

Buzzfunk on Mar 21, 2012


Okay, they're linked now. And give that a shot with the passwords. One of them you have to make sure is all lowercase, and the other you have to make sure includes the comma at the end. Try copying directly from above now.

Alex Billington on Mar 21, 2012


Password doesn't work. Access denied. Fucking hate all this viral bullshit.

Jezebel on Mar 21, 2012


Try again, or try the direct links, give it another shot. Passwords are meant to be tough!

Alex Billington on Mar 21, 2012


Follow me @Jason_Diaz for more code cracking!

JasonDiaz on Mar 21, 2012


Grrr.....Common! I can't change my wallpaper every day! 🙂

David Banner on Mar 22, 2012


Can't stop watching the Prometheus landing sequence while listening to Max Richter's Sarajevo (UK trailer track). I love Ben Procter's hard-surface tech design style.

Dogson on Mar 22, 2012


Not a fan of the tech being more advanced or "glossy" than the original film.

ryderup on Mar 22, 2012


I thought that it might bother me too, however the Prometheus is a high tech research/exploration ship, while the Nostromo was basically a deep space oil rig that mined various resources and probably got few upgrades. I'm almost certain Wayland Corp wasn't interested in investing the latest tech in the Nostromo to keep profits up.

Jrochester on Mar 22, 2012


You pretty much nailed it, J. And remember Parker's words in ALIEN: The NOSTROMO wasn't a rescue vehicle, it was a commercial towing vessel, and it had been around for a while.

Scopedog on Mar 22, 2012


I'm trying to look at it the same way. But I still think its "too much" of a difference in the flashiness of the computerscreens and stuff. From the trailers and photos atleast, I would have prefered a more retro look for this to work better with Alien and Aliens. Ofc no one would ever do that 100% with a film being realesed over 30 years later but trying a bit atleast would make the films blend more.

ryderup on Mar 22, 2012


Hmmm....well, you are expressing a legitimate worry.  And to be fair, it is along the lines of the "old vs. new tech" issues that hit the SW prequels. That said....we'll have to see the finished film to see how everything matches up.  Besides, I'm sure if you have that concern, that certainly Ridley Scott had it too, and will address it.

Scopedog on Mar 23, 2012


I'm actually a bit disappointed, because the ship is blurry. Can't wait to get my hands on a "sharper" picture of it 🙂

Patrick on Mar 22, 2012


dont want to know all...this will be the only film I see in theater this summer...woe be unto the a$$hole cellphoners...make SURE you dont find yourself in my theater..crash-boom-bam & out the back door you go...;)~

clutchfargo on Mar 23, 2012

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