‘Prometheus’ Adds Idris Elba

Sean Harris and Kate Dickie have also joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller based on the original ‘Alien’.
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‘Prometheus’ Adds Idris Elba

Idris Elba joins the cast of Prometheus for director Ridley Scott Director Ridley Scott has added actors Idris Elba, Sean Harris, and Kate Dickie to the cast of his new sci-fi thriller Prometheus. It isn't clear which characters they will be playing at this time.

Ridley Scott also spoke about the lengths he's taking to keep the Prometheus storyline a secret. He had his cast members sign secrecy agreements, and the only way they can read the script is if they came to his office and read it there. Here's what the director had to say.

"I was insistent that the script not leak onto the internet, where it gets dissected out of context, which spoils it for everyone."

Ridley Scott also revealed a bit more about the story, and said he is using the James Bond stage at the legendary Pinewood Studios in London.

"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."

Production will start on Prometheus in three weeks. Director Ridley Scott did confirm that Prometheus is not a prequel to his 1979 classic Alien, although a report from January suggests that several Alien aspects will be featured in Prometheus, such as the space jockey and the DNA from xenomorph aliens, which are found during an archaeological dig.

Prometheus was released June 8th, 2012.

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  • slysnide • 4 years ago

    This is sounding too big to be related to "Alien." I really hope Ridley doesn't have his head in the clouds.

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    • cupid • 4 years ago

      So fa so good.

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      • titanictom • 4 years ago

        NOT A SEQUEL??? SPIN OFF!!!

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        • dan1 • 4 years ago

          Excellent casting. Now as a twist, have Elba survive. People will probably expect him to bite it, so go against the grain and surprise 'em.

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          • bane5000 • 4 years ago

            Elba added to cast along with Fassbender, Theron and Repace...Awesome

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            • skywise • 4 years ago

              a very good cast coming together.

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              • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                Nobody has any idea as to how excited i am for this movie.

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                • kguy • 4 years ago

                  He's a goner

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                  • k-man • 4 years ago

                    Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and now Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie! This is looking like quite the cast!!!

                    Even though I think Idris Elba has been mediocre thus far in his performances, I actually think it's due to the fact that the movies he's been in were just terrible. I think he has potential to be pretty damn good, especially with talent like Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender around him. Noomi Rapace was awesome in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, so we can all expect, at the very least, a good performance out of her.

                    When I saw Harry Brown, Sean Harris really stuck out for me because he did such a damn good job of playing a creepy junkie that it literally made me feel uncomfortable. That guy should definitely bring a presence to the screen, too.

                    So the only one I am not sure about is Katie Dickie, but I trust Ridley and his people to choose the right people for the roles. I'm sure she'll be great as well.

                    This just keeps looking up! Cant wait for this one!

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                    • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                      Meh I dont really like this guy but cool

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                      • instead8909 • 4 years ago

                        Sweetness

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                        • mosorwvlad • 4 years ago

                          Riddley my friend, don't make this film just action packed, make it scary, unorthodox, bizar,weird,naked women that's the stuff i wan't to see ;P

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                          • cripple • 4 years ago

                            So pumped for this!

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                            • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                              Good call, Mr. Scott.

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                              • ledouchee • 4 years ago

                                Thumbs up!

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                                • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                  OH SNAP!!!! BAMOFO

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                                  • nitti21 • 4 years ago

                                    Can't wait for this one, and the cast is looking strong, so should be good.

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                                    • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                      He'll fit in perfectly.

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                                      • brian • 4 years ago

                                        Badass!!!

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