Actor in negotiations to star opposite Rapace in sci-fier
Looking more and more like a summer tentpole, 20th Century Fox’s 2012 pic “Prometheus” has moved from March 9 release date to June 8. Fox is negotiating with Michael Fassbender to star as David.
Pic, to be directed by Ridley Scott (who will also produce), will also star Noomi Rapace. Damon Lindelof is rewriting a script penned by Jon Spaihts from an original idea by Scott.
David Giler, Walter Hill and Tony Scott will produce.
Project was first rumored to be an “Aliens” prequel before Fox gave it the “Prometheus” title earlier this month.
“The keen fan will recognize strands of ‘Alien’s’ DNA, so to speak,” the helmer said previously in a statement. “But the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.”
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
In the last week, Fox has made the project one of its top priorities for the next year.
In addition to Fassbender and Rapace, studio is planning to cast one major lead, with Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron circling.
Fassbender has a clutch of pics slated for release this year, including Fox’s “X-Men: First Class.”
Fassbender has been considering several upcoming roles, including Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
He’s repped by CAA.