‘Prometheus‘, which Ridley Scott says isn’t a prequel to the ‘Alien‘ franchise, although, Michael Fassbinder had to disagree, has snuck into Toronto to begin the six month shoot on his latest sci-fi epic. So if you see our favorite ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘ actress squiring around town, she’s still not feeling too big (like the undeserving Alex Pettyfer) to sign a ‘graph or picture.
Noomi Rapace that the shoot will be a long one that will go right into the fall saying, “I’m jumping into that straight off of [’Sherlock Holmes 2’]. 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.”
Scott is keeping an even tighter lid than usual on ‘Prometheus’, but we do know that Michael Fassbinder will be playing an android…definitely the best looking one they’ve ever had aside from Sigourney Weaver in the dreaded Alien Part 4. Rapace did let MTV News in on this much about her character. “She’s a scientist and is very bright,” she said. “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.”
So Toronto, you’ve got three weeks of Fassbiner, Rapace and Theron around the city before they go across the Atlantic to continue shooting at Pinewood Studios in London.
Prometheus will be hitting theaters next summer June 8, 2012 to join another summer of sequels, prequels and comic books turned to movies.