I love when a project is shrouded in mystery, thus I truly hope Twentieth Century Fox can contain the true elements surrounding Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the quasi-Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, and Rafe Spall.
Deadline reports this afternoon that Devil star Logan Marshall-Green has landed a role in the science fiction film that Scott next directs. He will play the role of Holloway, a crewman on the space ship and the love interest for the character played by Noomi Rapace. This was a role that a lot of young actors chased…
The original script was by Jonathan Spaihts, but the most recent draft is by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”). Shooting begins shortly in the UK.
Shaun of the Dead‘s Rafe Spall has landed a big role in Ridley Scott’s much anticipated sci-fi thriller Prometheus, alongside previous announced Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Sean Harris (Isolation, Creep), Kate Dickie (Outcast), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Charlize Theron (The Devil’s Advocate) and Michael Fassbender (300, Jonah Hex, Inglourious Basterds), reports the Daily Mail.
Ridley’s movie is about gods and monsters and, contrary to the director’s claim (a smokescreen) that it’s not an Alien prequel, it’s being reported the complete opposite. Back in February is was reported that there’s a DNA connection to the original 1979 Alien creature, and that we’ll be seeing the infamous Space Jockey’s in the “prequel.”
The film is in pre-production, with shooting set to begin on sound stages at Pinewood Studios on March 21 for a four to five-month shoot.
Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Sean Harris (Isolation, Creep) and Kate Dickie (Outcast) have joined Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, reports the Daily Mail Online. While Scott tells the site that he’s attempting to keep the film’s plot top secret, more information continues to leak out about the quasi-Alien prequel arriving in theaters June 8, 2012.
Speaking of Alien, Bleeding Cool talked to unnamed sources close to production who tease the connection to Scott’s 1979 film.
“[Prometheus] has the Alien aliens in it. The catch, though, is that you might not recognize them – at least, not at first. Remember how the alien took on canine qualities after gestating in a dog? You may even suppose that the first film’s alien was so recognizably humanoid because it had grown in a human. The same applies here: generation by generation, the creature mutates.
“As Prometheus begins, the xenomorph is not too recognizable. Sure, it has that alien DNA that Scott and Fassbender teasingly referred to, but it’s missing … well, it’s missing human DNA. Or dog DNA. All you have to do is imagine how it might look if it were to mix DNA with another alien species … and I think we’re starting to work it all out.”
It has also been rumored that we’ll also see the alien space jockeys from Scott’s breakthrough horror film.
The mysterious ‘space jockey’ skeleton that appeared in the opening scenes of Alien is being designed as an eight-foot animatronic for the sci-fi thriller Prometheus, reports Sky. An insider revealed that the character is being designed under the guidance of original Alien designer HR Giger.
And it’s not the only weird alien being designed by Ridley Scott, who is pressing ahead with his plans to depict a giant head piloting a ship, although that particular effect is likely to be CGI.
For those unfamiliar with the original Alien, the Space Jockey is the gigantic alien corpse in the spacecraft discovered by Ripley’s crew. The ship was littered with Alien eggs.
Penned by “Lost” writer Damon Lindelof, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron will be heading to deep space for 20th Century Fox’s 3-D Alien prequel aiming for launch June 8, 2012.
When it was revealed that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel would be retitled and retooled into its own franchise, it worst of took the wind out of the sails for me. I mean, a new sci-fi horror film from Scott is the best news ever, but it was like hearing they were changing the Jaws ride at Universal Studios to be like “Monster Shark: The Ride”.
With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron all locked for Prometheus, fresh story details have been limited, although unconfirmed rumors circulating on the Web imply that there will be varied connections to Scott’s legendary Alien franchise.
Fassbender confirmed these reports to MTV, stating that it’s absolutely connected to Alien:
“Oh, absolutely. There’s a definite connecting vein,” he stated. “You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.”
You’ll find more from Fassebener inside. Fox is aiming at a June 8, 2012 release.
Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner as director Ridley Scott and Twentieth Century Fox both got what they wanted for Prometheus, the forthcoming re-titled Alien prequel.
While Scott scored The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender, Fox just announced that Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in the film shooting for an June 8, 2012 release.
Theron, who got her start in horror films such as Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest and The Devil’s Advocate, is making her return to genre having just locked down a deal to play “The Evil Queen” in Snow White and the Huntsman, along with a role in Mad Max: Fury Road.
I’m just excited I get to go find a super hot pic of Theron from years ago (inside!)
Update: Variety reports that Michael Fassbender (pictured) is officially in talks to star opposite Noomi Repace.
An Alien prequel no more, Twentieth Century Fox has delayed the release of the newly titled Prometheus three months to a June 8, 2012 date. The Ridley Scott-directed film was set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film Alien that Scott directed.
It will precede that film, in which the crew (headlined by Dragon Tatto star Noomi Rapace) of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them. No word on the new plot.
Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) is working together with Scott on the new version of the script, which was originally written by Jon Spaihts and based on an idea by Scott. It was under Lindelof that the project morphed into something more original.