Ridley Scott's newly evolved (and now not) Alien prequel Prometheus has added another big name to its cast.
X-Men First Class and Hunger star Michael Fassbender has joined the project in one of the lead roles.
Rumours of Fassbender's involvement in the movie have floated around for some time, even since its original inception as an Alien prequel, and while it's grown into a franchise all its own, Fassbender's casting has raised some questions about just how detached the story will end up being.
Plot details are still incredibly scarce, but we know Fassbender will play an android alongside Noomi Rapace's scientist Elizabeth Shaw - and considering recent comments made by Scott, he could even be related to Aliens' "synthetic person" Bishop.
“The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative,” he teased whilst discussing the new plot.
Lost scribe Damon Lindelof is penning the script with guidance from Scott, with Prometheus set for a June 8, 2012 release date.