Michael Fassbender Onboard “Prometheus”

Michael Fassbender has signed on to star opposite Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox reports Heat Vision.

Originally developed as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 “Alien”, the project has morphed into its own sci-fi saga that will harken back to that sci-fi/horror classic.

Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Fish Tank”) will play an android. Fassbender was offered a role last year with talks taking place throughout the Fall, now however he’s finally locked down.

The film has also changed release dates from an early March 2012 opening to a high-profile summer release on June 8th 2012.