Lots has been written and rumored lately about Ridley Scott’s plan for an Alien prequel – and Noomi has been in steady talks as the frontrunner to play the young Ellen Ripley. Reportedly, this plan has been dropped – but Scott and Rapace move on with another collaboration. According to Deadline, Twentieth Century Fox has officially announced that the new Ridley Scott production as “Prometheus” is now bound for worldwide release on March 9th, 2012. Returning to science fiction filmmaking for the first time since Blade Runner, Scott will direct this epic. Of the five major roles to be cast, Noomi Rapace is the first actor signed to star (as “Elizabeth Shaw”), and it’s, again, rumored that Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron are both circling the other big female lead (“Vickers”). The complete article can be read here.