Rising star Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Centurion), has signed onto Ridley Scott’s upcoming film, Prometheus. He’ll star opposite Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). While the film was originally supposed to be a prequel to the Alien movie franchise, it has turned into a wholly original film. Scott has been quoted as saying that it has the ”Alien DNA”, but it won’t be a full out Alien movie. In more casting news, recent reports point to Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie circling roles in the film, although nothing is confirmed yet. Not much more is known at this point but it seems as if Mr. Scott is putting together quite the cast for this one.
While recently talking about the film, Scott was quoted as saying:
“While ‘Alien’ [the original film] 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,”