Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel is not being pushed back a year (as was reported here), according to Vulture, which is reporting that the Fox production, now titled Paradise, is on track to start production in March.
The delay talk could have been an effort of Scott Free to accommodate potential star Leonardo DiCaprio's schedule, but now that that's out the window, there will be no "push" to next year.
This reboot of the original Alien franchise will follow a group of space travelers who encounter a monstrous alien creature that picks them off, one by one.
Though no one has been officially attached to the reboot, Noomi Rapace is being considered for the role of "Elizabeth Shaw," the film's main character; Michael Fassbender was being considered for "David," an android, which is an earlier version of the Bishop 341-B character from the original film, but his price tag might have been too high.
Michelle Yeoh is being eyed for the part of "Vickers" - a fortysomething, tough-but-sexy woman.