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Noomi Rapace Talks Prometheus
And Rafe Spall signs on

08 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MTV

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Prometheus, the sci-fi film that evolved from Ridley Scott’s original intent to make a prequel to the Alien series, is getting closer to its shoot date. And now Noomi Rapace, the actress that Scott cast first in the project, is talking about her role in the movie.

Chatting with MTV on the set of Sherlock Holmes sequel A Game of Shadows, Rapace was quick to admit that while the movie will, as, Scott puts it, “share DNA” with Alien, we shouldn’t expect another copy of Ripley. “I’m jumping into that straight off of 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. 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."

And her early status in the cast has meant she’s had some time to discuss the role with Scott: "It's a great honour 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 about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we're starting to search and try to find her."

In related Prometheus news, The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has revealed that Rafe Spall (who you’ll likely know from his roles in Hot Fuzz and, to a lesser extent, Shaun of the Dead) has won a part in the film alongside Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie.

Prometheus will kick off shooting later this month will a release date set for June 1 next year.


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