Alien Prequel Prometheus Finds its Male Lead
Let’s face it. Sharing the screen with an actor as talented as Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace is no easy task. She needs a co-star who’s not only up to the challenge but has the acting chops to pull it off. Director Ridley Scott has found his choice for just such a co-star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Michael Fassbender (pictured right; 300, Eden Lake, Jonah Hex, X-Men: First Class) will star opposite Rapace in Prometheus, Fox’s sci-fi project that was once an Alien prequel.
Fox will be giving the film a high-profile summer release of June 8th, 2012.
The initial draft of the script was written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) from Ridley’s idea. Damon Lindelof (“Lost”, Star Trek) and Scott have since been working together on the current version, which has expanded the story into new directions. We hear they were instructed to “go off and come up with what they want” using the ‘Alien DNA’. Though story details are being closely guarded, Ridley explained the outlines of the film and its genesis as follows: “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
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