Michael Fassbender has signed on to star in Ridley Scott's highly-anticipated alien project Prometheus. We just reported earlier today that Prometheus has set a new release date of June 8, 2012.

Michael Fassbender joins Noomi Rapace in the thriller. All that is known about Michael Fassbender's character is that he will play an android of some kind. Michael Fassbender was originally offered the character last year, when it was still a prequel to Alien.

Jon Spaihts wrote the original draft of the Prometheus script, with director Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof currently re-writing project.

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No story details have been released for Prometheus and it isn't clear when production would start.