Prometheus PR Stunt Turns French Subway Station Into An Alien World

By Brent McKnight | 9 years ago

Prometheus really is everywhere. It’s on the TV, before other movies, on DVDs, on magazine covers, and on every movie site in the known world. Everywhere, including apparently, a French subway station. A 20th Century Fox public relations team has turned the Saint-Martin metro station in Paris into a replica of the cave from director Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi adventure.

This is one hell of a publicity stunt, recreating some of the massive relics the crew of the ship Prometheus discover on in their exploration of an alien world…

The Saint-Martin stop was closed at the start of World War Two in 1939 (it briefly reopened after the war), and it doesn’t appear that trains will actually be stopping at site. Can you imagine that, you’re zipping home on the underground after a long day at work, you glance casually out the window, and instead of darkness or emptiness, you see a giant stone face lit in blue, surrounded by a collection of pods that look like they’re about to birth some sort of sinister creature? That would creep the living hell out of me if I wasn’t expecting it, these statues and sculptures flashing by. You catch a glimpse of something, you’re not sure what, but before you can get a good look, you’re past, trying to see behind the train.

The Prometheus station is listed on the subway map.

Here’s a pic of the station before the makeover…

…and various looks at the finished product.

Prometheus opens internationally on June 1st, in the US June 8th, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Logan Marshall-Green.