Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
''We should call the Avengers...''
Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
Agent Carter, at your service
Exclusive New Deadpool Image
Say hello to Negasonic Teenage Warhead
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
'This is not just an extended edition...'
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 July 2015
Full Steve Jobs Trailer Takes The Stage
Michael Fassbender wants to show us something...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Steve Jobs
13 November 2015
Macbeth
02 October 2015
The Martian
01 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Slow West (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Second Coming (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Goob (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Child 44 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Noomi Rapace Talks Prometheus
And Rafe Spall signs on

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Vin Diesel & David Twohy Talk Riddick
R at any cost!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)