First part of 'Alien' prequel expected in late 2011
December 9th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

First part of 'Alien' prequel expected in late 2011

There's definitely life out there as far as the two-part "Alien" prequel is concerned. Though the release dates were said to be delayed until 2013 and 2014, New York magazine's Vulture reports that production is set to begin in March, with the first of the films hitting theaters in late 2011.

According to Vulture, filmmaker Ridley Scott had planned to hold off on filming "Paradise" – the official title of the two-part prequel – because he wanted to accommodate the schedule of Leonardo DiCaprio, who is set to shoot Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic. But now Scott is moving forward without the 36-year-old "Titanic" star on board.

While no other cast members have officially been announced, 30-year-old Noomi Rapace, who stars as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" films, is said to be the favorite to play "Paradise's" heroine Elizabeth Shaw.

German actor Michael Fassbender ("Inglourious Basterds"), 33, was in talks to play android David, but Vulture reports that he may be out of the running for demanding a steep salary.

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Michelle Yeoh, 48, is also being considered for the role of tough-but-sexy Vickers.

Vulture reports that the film – which follows a group of space travelers being hunted down by a monstrous alien – also includes characters like an older businessman and the 6-foot-5 Engineer 1, who will be created by CGI.

Post by:
Filed under: movies

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Gohn Bobgasp

    This news was refuted by the studio before it was even listed here-

    Its only going to be one film also.

    December 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Superhiro

    Awesome, been waiting for another Aliens movie for so long.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debbie

    Yes, yes to Noomi Rapace and Michelle Yeoh!! They both rock and would be perfect for this movie.

    December 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cheefsfury

    NOOMI RAPACE IS REAL GOOD IN THAT MOVIE MY MOM TRIED TO MAKE ME READ THE BOOK BUT THERE WERE NO PICTURES BUT I SAW THE MOVIE AND STUFF AND EVEN THOUGH I HAD TO READ IT WAS STILL GOOD

    December 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Advertisement
About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,485 other followers