Ridley Scott’s Prometheus put back, Michael Fassbender linked
The film that was once the Alien prequel, Prometheus, will be arriving a few months later than originally thought. Plus: new casting news…
Once upon a time, as you probably know, the project that has now become Prometheus was mooted to be the long-in-gestation prequel to Alien. However, earlier this month, the project migrated into a standalone science fiction film, still to be directed by Ridley Scott.
It was scheduled, at that point, for a release in March 2012, but 20th Century Fox has now confirmed that the movie has been put back to the summer.
That, you have to say, is a bold move. Prometheus has a new release date of June 8th 2012, and that puts in slap bang in the middle of one of the most competitive summer movie seasons on record.
While there's no other movie thus far that is coming out on the same day, Prometheus will be arriving in the same month as the sequel to the Star Trek reboot, horror-thriller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pixar's Brave. At the end of May, meanwhile, is Battleship and Men In Black 3, with the Spider-Man reboot likely to still be doing business, too.
Meanwhile, on the casting side, the latest addition to the line-up is the excellent Michael Fassbender. According to Heat Vision, he's down to play an android. He'll be starring in the film alongside the already cast Noomi Rapace.
More at Heat Vision, here.
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