Noomi Rapace has officially signed on to appear in 20th Century Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 2012 franchise prequel/companion film “Prometheus.”
Fans of the 2012 sci-fi horror movie will remember that Rapace played archaeologist and main character Elizabeth Shaw. The film ended with her and Michael Fassbender’s android heading off to a mysterious planet to unearth the secrets of the human race’s origins. It was unknown whether or not she would be included in Ridley’s much talked about follow up.
Rapace joins a cast that includes Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride.
Plot details for “Alien: Covenant” are few and far between.
Movie fans know it is the second entry in a planned trilogy and that it will follow the crew of the Covenant as they travel to what they believe is an uninhabited paradise-like world. Other than that, the project has been shrouded in mystery for some time.
“Prometheus” took place around 30 years prior to Scott’s 1979 classic “Alien.” The film earned more than $400 million worldwide and explored the origins of the human race and the iconic aliens that have plagued it on screen throughout the years.
“Alien: Covenant” hits theaters August 4.