Noomi Rapace Talks Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS; Rafe Spall Joins the Cast

     March 7, 2011


Pre-production on director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi flick Prometheus is moving right along, and star Noomi Rapace recently spoke briefly about the film. Scripted by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek), the film began as a prequel to Scott’s Alien before spinning off into a wholly original project. Rapace stars alongside Michael Fassbender (portraying an Andriod) and Charlize Theron. Here’s what Rapace had to say in an interview with MTV:

“I’m jumping into that straight off of [Sherlock Homles: A Game of Shadows]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.”

In addition, The Daily Mail reports that Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz) is the latest actor to join the cast. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie had signed on for the film. Hit the jump for more from Rapace, including the similarities and differences between her character and Alien’s Ripley.

Though Prometheus will supposedly be a stand-alone film, Scott has stated that “keen fans will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA.” Talking about the differences between Rapace’s character of scientist Elizabeth Shaw and Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, Rapace said:

“She’s definitely her own [character]. She’s a scientist and is very bright. She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie.”

With production scheduled to start in March, Rapace has been in close contact with Ridley while she’s been finishing up the Sherlock Holmes sequel in London:

“It’s a great honor and I’m really excited. I’ve met him maybe seven or eight times and he’s so passionate. He really loves movies. He watches movies every night. He’s seen everything. We had a long chat on the phone — he’s in LA now — about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we’re starting to search and try to find her.”

While the film is currently shrouded in secrecy, many have speculated that Scott’s claims of Prometheus not being closely connected to the Alien films could be less than truthful. Rumors abound that the actual alien from the previous flicks will be making an appearance, in one way or another, in Prometheus. Nevertheless, I’m just excited to see Scott going back to the sci-fi genre, especially with the cast he’s assembled.

Prometheus is slated to open in 3D on June 3, 2012.

Around The Web

Latest News

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2: Katniss and Boggs Prepare for Battle

A new image features Jennifer Lawrence and Mahershala Ali in the climax of the ‘The Hunger Games’ saga.

FANTASTIC FOUR Director Josh Trank Promises “Multipower Slugfest”

'Fantastic Four' opens August 7th.

ANT-MAN TV Spot Reveals Avenger Cameo

'Ant-Man' opens July 17th.

  • Spoiler

Box Office: JURASSIC WORLD Edges Out INSIDE OUT Once Again; New Releases Settle for Scraps

This summer’s box office monster claims its fourth consecutive win by the narrowest of margins. New releases ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ underwhelm over Independence Day holiday.

July Box Office Predictions: Will More Weekends Continue to Propel 2015?

Paramount and Universal fight for the top spot with franchise fare.

Zack Snyder Defends MAN OF STEEL Ending; Teases Batman Connection and Brainiac

Ben Affleck reveals how the Metropolis destruction affected Bruce Wayne.

Friday Box Office: Holdovers Still in Charge as TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL Stumble into Holiday Frame

Despite solid Wednesday starts, this weekend’s two new releases will not overtake 'Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’ over the July Fourth weekend.

Kevin Spacey & Adrien Brody Talk Directors, Collaboration at Jameson First Shot

The short film competition this weekend announced its three winners: Stephan Tempier, Mark Middlewick & Travis Calvert

Our Favorite “AMERICAN” Movies

With “American” in the title, it can’t be bad.

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

Page 1 of 4,02812345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>