'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'.
Idris Elba joins the cast of Prometheus for director Ridley Scott
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 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.



Sources: The Daily Mail

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Comments (19)

  1. slysnide

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

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. CUPID

    So fa so good.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  3. Titanictom

    NOT A SEQUEL??? SPIN OFF!!!

    3 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  4. Dan

    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.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Bane5000

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

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. skywise

    a very good cast coming together.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. MovieManiac

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

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  8. K.Guy

    He's a goner

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  9. K-Man

    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!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  10. Daveactor7

    Meh I dont really like this guy but cool

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  11. Writer220

    Sweetness

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  12. mosorwvlad

    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

    4 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  13. Cripple

    So pumped for this!

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. ZanyZap

    Good call, Mr. Scott.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  15. Ledouchee

    Thumbs up!

    4 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    OH SNAP!!!! BAMOFO

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. nitti21

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

    4 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  18. thedude-abides

    He'll fit in perfectly.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  19. Brian

    Badass!!!

    4 years agoby @brianFlag