Sultry Noomi Rapace to star in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Ridley Scott has confirmed that sultry Noomi Rapace of Dragon Tattoo fame will star in a new sci-fi flick dubbed Prometheus.

According to Scott, Prometheus is slated to be a stand-alone film, rather than a two-part Alien prequel. 

However, the prolific director acknowledged the movie would feature “strands of Alien’s DNA,” while tackling ideas that were “unique, large and provocative.”

“[Yes], while Alien was indeed the jumping-off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Rapace said she planned on getting into tip-top shape to play British scientist Elizabeth Shaw.

“I want to turn my body into something like a cat or a lion. They can be still and relaxed, and then explode.”

Hot damn!

Prometheus will be hitting the theaters in March 2012.

(Via Toronto Sun & ProKit)