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The Six Month Shoot For Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Has Started In Toronto

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 8, 2011 5:45 AM
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With the the casting for the lead roles sorted out earlier in the week and with a release date just over a year from now, THR reports that Ridley Scott has actually already started shooting "Prometheus" at Pinewood Studios Toronto -- where it will lens for three weeks -- and eagle eyed celeb watchers might want to keep an eye out around town for Noomi Rapace.

Speaking recently with MTV, the actress revealed the shoot will be a long one that will go right into the fall saying, "I'm jumping into that straight off of ['Sherlock Holmes 2']. My character's name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I'll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It's quite a long shoot. It's unbelievable."

Details on the plot are being kept securely under lock and key, but what little we do know is that Michael Fassbender will be playing an android, and Rapace opens up a little bit about her character in the film as well. "She's a scientist and is very bright," she said. "She's a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she's very much her own. I don't think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie."

Once the work in Toronto is done, lensing will likely continue at Pinewood London where most of the shoot is expected to take place. Joining Rapace and Fassbender in the film will be Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Rafe Spall. The film, which shares some connective tissue with the original "Alien," will land right in the middle of summer next year on June 8, 2012.

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  • Dace | May 4, 2011 2:41 AMReply

    This is 100% incorrect. All shooting taking place in the UK at Pinewood studios

  • Mark | March 9, 2011 11:18 AMReply

    @cG: Are you being serious?

  • cG | March 9, 2011 2:11 AMReply

    Where did "lensing" come from? I have never heard that used outside this blog.

  • holnudor | March 9, 2011 12:00 AMReply

    Ridley has stated that he has 6 soundstages reserved
    AND the massive "007" stage in addition.
    It's also rumored that there are 2 location shoots planned for Morocco and Scotland.
    This is quite an ambitious undertaking.

  • Scoot | March 8, 2011 6:32 AMReply

    That's quite a long shoot for Ridley who likes to shoot fast.

  • JustSayMaybe | March 8, 2011 6:00 AMReply

    I think you mean Rafe Spall, not Timothy.

  • Kevin Jagernauth | March 8, 2011 5:56 AMReply

    If I had to guess, probably to accomodate Michael Fassbender who is still shooting "Shame" in New York City. Probably easier for him to zip up to Toronto to shoot scenes.

  • Will | March 8, 2011 5:54 AMReply

    I wonder what reasons they have for shooting in Toronto for three weeks, considering it sounds like the entire shoot takes place on a sound stage.

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