Prometheus and Blade Runner Universe Connection - Dread Central
Connect with us

Prometheus and Blade Runner Universe Connection

Published

on

Post Thumb:

/sep12/promblus.jpg

Well now. We really didn’t see this one coming, but apparently the UK SteelBook edition of Prometheus is home to a text-based Easter egg that brings these two epic film universes together. Read on for the skinny.

Screen Crush reports that Reddit user “Huxleyism” caught a glimpse of the below text, written by character Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), which seems to indicate that Weyland’s mentor was a certain replicant-creating tycoon whose creations eventually got the best of him.

Prometheus and Blade Runner Universe Connection

Collider eloquently went on to dig deeper into this connection and further flesh out an explanation.

“It’s clear that Weyland is talking about Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), CEO of the Tyrell Corporation, which produces, among other things, synthetic humanoids known as replicants…

  • Early in the passage, Weyland says his mentor told him to “put away childish things,” a familiar Bible excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, which alludes to his mentor’s God complex (which is recounted later in the text).
  • Weyland says his mentor told him to abandon his “toys,” a phrase that ties Tyrell to his most talented designer, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), and his toy friends.
  • Weyland says Tyrell was on top of a pyramid, overlooking a city of angels. A bit on the nose, but Tyrell worked at the top of the pyramid-shaped Tyrell Corporation set in Los Angeles.
  • While Weyland made androids, Tyrell genetically engineered replicants and implanted them with false memories, as Weyland calls out in his letter.”

    It is unknown at this point whether or not said Easter egg will be included in the U.S. version of the Blu-ray. Stay tuned.

    Related Story: A Look at the Version of Prometheus We Almost Saw… Aliens and Chestbursters Included

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be dropping Prometheus on UK shelves this October 8th on DVD, Blu-ray, and the 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray outlined below.

    From the Press Release:
    Upon anticipation from the highly active fan community, renowned director Ridley Scott’s gripping sci-fi thriller makes its debut on Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Only on Blu-ray, unlock secrets and get answers to questions left unanswered in the cinema. An unmatched home entertainment experience, with the Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition view over six hours of never-before-seen bonus material and watch the blockbuster in the format it was meant to be viewed, in stunning high-definition. The much-anticipated Prometheus will release globally starting this October through January of 2013. Fans worldwide can now pre-order with participating retailers online.

    Written by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) and Jon Spaihts, Prometheus features outstanding performances by Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (Monster), Golden Globe® nominee Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Guy Pearce (Memento), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Logan Marshall Green (Devil).

    Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple boards the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

    The Blu-ray 3D Collector’s Edition of Prometheus features the original theatrical release and will be available in premium packaging. Get the ultimate experience with this premium edition which features the revealing behind-the-scenes documentary “Furious Gods”, an Alternate Opening and Ending, Extended / Deleted Scenes, commentary by director and writers, the cutting edge Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App and more!

    Spread across three discs, the Prometheus 3D Collector’s Edition promises the following bevy of special features:

    Disc 1
    • 3D Theatrical Cut of Film

    Disc 2
    • Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
    • Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
    • The Peter Weyland Files
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
    • Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
    • The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
    • Enhancement Pods
    • Weyland Corp Archives which includes Pre-Visualizations, Screen Tests and more

    Disc 3
    • Blu-ray
    • Digital Copy

    If the Standard Blu-ray or DVD formats are more your bag, you can find the following offered up in those stables:

    Prometheus Blu-ray
    • Theatrical Cut
    • Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
    • Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
    • The Peter Weyland Files
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
    • Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
    • Digital Copy

    Prometheus DVD
    • Deleted scenes

    You can also procure the Prometheus to Alien: The Evolution Box Set on Blu-ray, a nine-disc box set containing:

    • The four Alien feature films–Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection
    Prometheus – Special Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)
    • Weyland Corporation T-Shirt
    Art of Prometheus exclusive book extract
    • Art cards
    • Poster

    Prometheus UK 3D Collector's Edition Unveiled

    VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
    Got news? Click here to submit it!
    Beat off Xenomorphs in the comments section below!

    Image Type 1:

    Comments

  • Continue Reading
    Advertisement
    Comments

    News

    TONIGHT! #Brainwaves Episode 78: Legendary Film Composer Harry Manfredini

    Published

    on

    The Friday the 13th franchise without the music of Harry Manfredini would be like peanut butter without jelly. McDonalds without the Big Mac. Knetter without Creepy. His music defined a generation of horror fans, and few could have done it better, if at all. Now Manfredini brings his equally as unique voice to Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.

    Join us this coming Wednesday, February 21st, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

    It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.

    SUPPORT BRAINWAVES ON PATREON!

    Listen to Stitcher

    Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is available to subscribe to on iTunes and Stitcher.

    Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

    Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

    Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at UncleCreepy@dreadcentral.com with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

    Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

    For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    News

    Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”

    Published

    on

    Bring. It. On.

    It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

    And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”

    Hoo-ray!

    I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

    You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

    Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

    The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.

    Synopsis:

    Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    News

    Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film

    Published

    on

    The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

    He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

    Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

    In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!

    Comments

    Continue Reading
    Advertisement

    Go Ad Free!

    Support Dread Central on Patreon!
    Advertisement

    Recent Comments

    Advertisement

    Join the Box of Dread Mailing List

    * indicates required

    Trending

    Copyright © 2017 Dread Central Media LLC