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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Actress Noomi Rapace...

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NOOMI Rapace has been named as the first actress on board Ridley Scott's rometheus,
formerly known as the Alien prequel. The Swedish star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films will play the lead protagonist Elizabeth Shaw.

She landed the role after impressing the director with her portrayal of troubled hacker
Lisbeth Salander.

Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron are said to be "circling" the other female lead, Vickers.

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Movie director Ridley Scott says the two-part Alien prequel he's set to shoot will explore the dark side of the franchise.

The two films will trace the origin of the killer Alien species, and pose the question: were they created as biological weapons?

"The film will be really tough, really dark." he says.

"It's the dark side of the moon. We're talking about gods and engineers - engineers of space.

"Were the Aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and cdlean up a planet?"

Scott is working with Lost producer Damon Lindelof on the script, so there's huge anticipation for his long-awaited return to the franchise he began.

It's being filmed in 3D and is set 30 years before the events of Alien, meaning that there's no place for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley.

Could we have just one, little, smoke monster, please?

Ridley Scott signs up to Alien 5

By Paul Cole on Jul 31, 09 01:45 PM

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At last! Ridley Scott has signed on to direct the fifth Alien movie.

It will be a prequel, explaining how the good ship Nostromo ended up on its ill-fated cargo run, during which it answered the distress call from the Alien planet.

It was Scott, of course, who directed the original 1979 movie in the series - still the best.

And there are whispers that his involvement might tempt Sigourney Weaver to reprise her Ripley role. Here's hoping ...

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