Director Ridley Scott recently revealed in an interview that Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie have joined the cast of his upcoming Alien sci-fi film project Prometheus. The three actors join the already cast Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. Scott also talked about how he's gone to great lengths to keep the script of his new movie secret.
His ensemble cast, which includes Oscar- winning Charlize Theron and hot actors Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie, not only had to sign secrecy clauses, but were only allowed to read the story if they visited Ridley's production office. (One exception was made, when a security courier flew to an actor’s foreign location and stood guard for two hours while the screenplay was perused.)... 'I was insistent that the script not leak onto the internet, where it gets dissected out of context, which spoils it for everyone.'
If the director is doing his best to keep the story and script under wraps like this, then I guess it's possible that all of this information that has been leaking out on the film recently has been false. Only time will tell. Scott went on to say,
It's the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them. It's not a small film. I'm using the giant James Bond 007 stage at Pinewood and six other sound stages to film it.
He was joking about the last part, but he once again went on to say that the film is not a prequel to Alien, but he didn't go into any other details. Scott explained in a previous interview,
While 'Alien' was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of 'Alien's' DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.
The movie is set to start shooting in three weeks, and is coming to theaters on June 8th 2012. I can't wait to see what exactly this turns out to be.