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Production Watch, Part I: Rapace & Fassbender for Prometheus, Stewart & Mortensen for Snow White

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 27, 2011 at 9:30AM

- The Alien prequel now known as Ridley Scott's Prometheus is getting an early summer 2012 release: June 8. Scott is working with Damon Lindelof (Cowboys & Aliens, Lost) on revising the original script by Jon Spaihts from Scott's original concept. Much of the plot in unknown, but Scott has confirmed "Alien DNA" will be in the genome of Prometheus. Noomi Rapace will star with Michael Fassbender (sorry, Snow White and the Huntsman, you lost him).
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- The Alien prequel now known as Ridley Scott's Prometheus is getting an early summer 2012 release: June 8. Scott is working with Damon Lindelof (Cowboys & Aliens, Lost) on revising the original script by Jon Spaihts from Scott's original concept. Much of the plot in unknown, but Scott has confirmed "Alien DNA" will be in the genome of Prometheus. Noomi Rapace will star with Michael Fassbender (sorry, Snow White and the Huntsman, you lost him).

Here's our Fassbender interview; he was also one of our rising stars to watch. He stars opposite Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre March 11.

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Speaking of Snow White and the Huntsman (one of two Snow White projects), the filmmakers have been flirting with a raft of stars, from Fassbender to Tom Hardy to Viggo Mortensen, who should land the male lead alongside Charlize Theron (currently in negotiations).

It seems the title role may go to Twilight sensation (and indie darling - Into the Wild, Welcome to the Rileys, The Runaways) Kristen Stewart. While other actresses tested last weekend, including Sundance discovery Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), Stewart is busy shooting Breaking Dawn, the latest in the Twilight series, and isn't required to test. Universal may have to fight to get her, not the other way around.

Production Watch: Part II is here.

[Photo credits: Theron - First Magazine / Mortensen - Corbus online / Rapace - Sergio Enriquez Nistal]

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Studios, Daily Read, Remake, Drama, Foreign, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Noomi Rapace, Viggo Mortensen


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.