Charlize Theron In Talks To Join Prometheus, Which Michael Fassbender Claims ‘Absolutely’ Connects To Alien

Charlize Theron in The Astronaut's Wife (1999) Movie ImageAnticipation for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” certainly runs high, and now there is a new report regarding some added star power. Oscar winner Charlize Theron is in final talks to join Noomi Rapace (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and Michael Fassbender (“Inglorious Basterds”) in the much-discussed sci-fi thriller. That would be quite a casting coup, though there are no details about what her part would entail.

“Prometheus” is being sold as it’s own tent-pole movie from 20th Century Fox, but elsewhere, in an interview with MTV, Fassbender says that the film “absolutely” ties into the mythos created in “Alien”. Though it is not directly linked into the action of the original, the film was conceived as a straight up prequel, it appears that “Prometheus” will explore different parts of the same universe. Fassbender goes on to say that the film is akin to both the quiet, sinister suspense of “Alien” as well as the full-blown action of “Aliens”. “There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action,” he adds.

That sounds like a good time.

Damon Lindelof (“Lost”, “Cowboys & Aliens”) is working on the scrip with Scott, and “Prometheus” is scheduled for release June 8, 2012.

Here is the interview with Fassbender.