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Fox is reporting that Ridley Scott will be jumping into the directors chair to Helm the aliens prequel Prometheus, which is currently set for release on Marth 9th 2012. Exciting news since it'll be the first time since Blade Runner that Scott make s return to Science Fiction!
Now for some casting news -- Of the 5 major roles that are awaiting a casting decision, Noomi Rapace, who played the scientist in the Girl with the Dragon tattoo, has officially became the first actor to sign and will play "Elizabeth Shaw!" Deadline Hollywood is reporting that both Angelina Jolie and charlize Theron are both circling the other big female lead, and could find themselves duking it out over who gets to play "Vickers!" Other than Rapace, Fox hasn't revealed much in the way of casting.
The script was based off Ridley's idea, and the initial draft of the film was written by Jon spaihts of "the Darkest hour." Word is, Damon Lindelof of "lost" and "star Trek" fame has paired up with Scott to work on the current version which has excluded a story expansion which could take the film into new directions.
Apparently their direction was to "go off and come up with what they wanted based on the alien DNA." Not a bad assignment. Based on that Ridley has revealed that Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, but that our of the creative process a new grand mythology and universe evolved in which the new story will take place. Ridley added QUOTE" 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." Talk about a passion project!
As for Lindelof, he has said he was really struck by just how original Ridley's idea for the film was and that they have made the script QUOTE "daring, visceral and hopefully the last thing anyone expects."
Looks like we have a lot to look forward to! Anything you guys are hoping to see out of Prometheus? Fill me in, in the comment section! Oh and be creative, asking for more cleavage has already been done!
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