'Prometheus' Hi-Res Viral Image Reveals Epic Space Map

A new hi-res image revealed by the 'Prometheus' viral campaign gives us a glorious look at Ridley Scott's sci-fi universe...literally.

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Fox is continuing its viral marketing success with Chronicle by rolling out a fun viral campaign for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which began with a viral video presentation featuring Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, owner of the corporation that will eventually send Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her crew to the planet where they encounter the dreaded Xenomorph aliens in both Alien and Aliens.

Today the Prometheus viral campaign continues with a spectacular hi-res image that could potentially offer insight into the spin-off's (prequel?) story.

The Prometheus Twitter account was the launch pad for a new game, which had fans pledge their support of Weyland Indsutries, and in doing so, one fan unlocked the following hi-res image:


This is evidently the same control room section of an alien ship that we saw in the Prometheus trailer, and (presumably) is the same ship where Ripley's shipmates first discovered the iconic "Space Jockey" suit that could be a central part of the Prometheus story. See below for a reminder:

The Space Jockey from Ridley Scott's Alien

Our best guess is that the light show in the new photo is some kind of star chart or fancy universal alien GPS...  a "UPS", as it were. The real question is: is there some clue hidden in those diagrams for clever fans to decipher? We don't have the astronomy skills to work it out - but we have a feeling the Internet will soon provide an answer. Keep your eyes peeled: this Prometheus viral campaign could reveal a new piece to the puzzle at any time.

Prometheus will be in 3D theaters on June 8, 2012

Source: Weyland Industries


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