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Charlize Theron to star in PROMETHEUS; Fassbender claims ALIEN connection

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by: GATW Guest Writer
February 11th, 2011

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is attached to star in Ridley Scott‘s PROMETHEUS, according to /Film. Nothing is currently known about her character, but she will star opposite Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace in the much anticipated sci-fi film from 20th Century Fox. Rapace stars in the lead as Elizabeth Shaw, with Fassbender getting his droid on. This is a major victory for Theron, as she reportedly beat out Angelina Jolie for the role.

There are still two major roles that are available for the film, but they will surely be announced soon.

In a recent interview with MTV, Fassbender claims that the film is still “absolutely” connected to the ALIEN franchise, even though it had been sold as an entirely new movie. Check out the video interview after the break.

Here is Fassbender's response to the question of a question:

“Oh, absolutely. There’s a definite connecting vein,. You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.” … “When I read it, I was like, ‘Well, okay, another Alien. Where do you go with this idea?’ And then I sort of read the script, and it’s new, yet it’s in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there’s a whole new revelation within this film.” …. “The first ‘Alien’ [movies], they were thrillers. Something’s going on. It’s creeping, it’s sinister. Things are happening, it’s building, [and there are] different sorts of intrigues and politics going on between the different relationships on board. There’s action in it,” he said, “but the intelligence is what struck me when I read it. It’s more sort of like the original ones. There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action.”

Scott had previously mentioned the presence of “Alien DNA” in the project, I guess that is what he meant. Below was his quote earlier this month:

“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.”

I am excited to see Charlize Theron in this role and think she'll have great screen chemistry with Fassbender and Rapace. It makes complete sense to have some connection to original films, so I am hopeful they have the script crafted to do that. I am looking forward to the movie nonetheless.

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