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Guy Pearce Confirmed for a Role in Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi 'Prometheus'

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May 2, 2011
Source: The Playlist

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Over the weekend a rumor started circulating of an exciting new addition to the cast of Ridley Scott's next sci-fi project Prometheus, which may or not be a prequel to Alien. It was CHUD who heard from an reader e-mail that Guy Pearce (The King's Speech, Memento) had landed a role in the high profile film, and now The Playlist has confirmed that the British actor will indeed appear in the sci-fi film. Though details on his character have not been revealed at this time, his addition to the cast is exciting. Production is already underway, so hopefully some details (though we don't want to spoil anything) will start showing up online.

Recently Michael Fassbender, who plays an android in the film was talking about how amazing being on Scott's set for Prometheus has been: "I walk on the set and I feel like I'm walking on a spaceship. It's breathtaking." The rest of the cast, which includes Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and more, are likely having the experience of their lives as well. Filming will continue for the next five months and we'll see Prometheus hit theaters on June 8th, 2012. It's a long wait for sure, but I'm hoping it will be worth it. Glad to have Guy Pearce join Prometheus?

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  • Deap
    He's Australian..
    • Xerxexx
      He's English born...
      • Stevebeer60
        So is Sam Worthington. So is Steve Innes. So is Joel Edgerton. So is Shane Bourne. Whats the problem?
  • Xerxexx
    The cast...IS AMAZING!!!!!
    • Lagoya
      Your right, great casting so far. I'm looking forward to this, hope it can breathe new life into the Alien franchise
      • Xerxexx
        Indeed. I just hate that its being shot in 3-D...ugh.
  • Sheldon Cooper
    I was very disappointed that the untitled Alien prequels were shelved in favour of an original science-fiction film called Prometheus. It would have been interesting to see if or which of the various interpretations of the Space Jockey’s species in the novelisations, graphic novels, etc they would have used in the untitled Alien prequels. In Alan Dean Foster’s novelisation of Alien, Ash describes the Space Jockey’s race as a noble people and hopes that mankind will encounter them under more pleasant circumstances. It also states that they were larger, stronger and possibly more intelligent than humans. Foster’s novelisation states that the Jockey was trying to warn humans away from the Xenomorphs. In Steve Perry’s Earth Hive, the Space Jockey’s race are referred to as collectors because they collect Xenomorph eggs. In Michael Jan Friedman’s Aliens: Original Sin, the race is referred to as the Mala’kak. According to the comic book The Destroying Angels, the Xenomorphs caused the species to become extinct 1.6 million years ago. Mark Verheiden’s Aliens graphic novel depict the Space Jockey’s race as malevolent; they refrain from attacking humans due to their immense hatred of their common enemy, the Xenomorphs, but they intend to wipe out and/or enslave humanity once their war with the Xenomorphs is over. In the series, a Space Jockey-like creature communicates telepathically with humans. It is possible that the Alien Queen came from the Space Jockey and laid all the eggs in that ship. It was as big as the Queen was, the only giant alien in Aliens (1986) was the Queen and strangely there was no trace of the Alien which was born from the Space Jockey.
    • Jrev
      thats a very detailed but very awesome response! thanks for the info :)
  • Anonymous
    He should use his own native accent, as his American attempts in previous movies haven't sounded convincing.
    • Stevebeer60
      Yeah, like Worthingtons!
  • Guy Pearce should really do more movies. His movies are few and far between but it's very exciting to hear he's going into the sci-fi genre
    • Stevebeer60
      He doesn't like to travel, so does more films at home that in the US.  Said so himself, on E!
  • Cajunpunter
    he also appears to be a lucky charm at the moment having appeared in the last two best picture oscar winners

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