Fox, Disney swap ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Carter’ dates

Ridley Scott's sci-fi pic to be released June 8, 2012

Twentieth Century Fox has moved the release date of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller “Prometheus” to June 8, 2012 from March 9 of that year.

Disney’s “John Carter” originally held the June 8 spot but moved the film to March 9, prompting Fox’s swap.

Pic, which had earlier been billed as an “Aliens” prequel, stars Noomi Rapace and is based off an original idea by Scott. Damon Lindelof is working with Scott on a rewrite of a scripr originally penned by Jon Spaihts.

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