It's a damn good time to be a science fiction head right now. This past Friday, we told you about the just-announced Logan's Run remake, with Ryan Gosling attached to star, and now we're back with word about another classic sci-fi property that's being rebooted. Well, sort of. In this case, director Ridley Scott seems to be returning to the essence of his classic 1979 spacebound horror-show Alien; his next project will be Prometheus, written by Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof, and it's said to be the Alien vein, though not a direct sequel or prequel. Vague enough? We're quite intrigued, nonetheless.
Talk of Prometheus has been circulating for months, but now the project has a third star in place, following the recent announcements that Swedish hot-girl Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and man-of-the-hour Michael Fassbender (who's playing Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class) are officially good to go. Variety reports that the gorgeous, yet largely MIA as of late, Charlize Theron has signed onto Prometheus, for an undisclosed role (the film, as a whole, is rather secretive for the time being). The confirmation ends weeks of rumors linking names like Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Gemma Arterton, and Theron to one of Prometheus' under-wraps female roles.
Considering that our girl Charlize's last film was 2009's The Road, it's about time we get to see her in action again. And Prometheus has all the makings of goodness thus far, so this one's a win-win.