Noomi Rapace returns to Alien: Covenant?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 June 2016
Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace is reported to be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw in 'Prometheus' sequel 'Alien: Covenant'

Noomi Rapace is reportedly appearing in 'Alien: Covenant'.

The 36-year-old Swedish actress played main character Elizabeth Shaw in Sir Ridley Scott's 2012 'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus' but was not attached to the sequel.

However, according to Deadline, Rapace has arrived on set on location in Sydney, Australia, to shoot scenes as the archaeologist for the project.

At the end of 'Prometheus', Elizabeth Shaw was the only human survivor from the crew's mission to distant moon LV-223 to meet extra-terrestrial race the Engineers and discover how humans were created.

Shaw was seen escaping the destroyed moon with severely damaged android David, portrayed by Michael Fassbender.

'Alien: Covenant' is the second film in a planned prequel trilogy that leads to Scott's sci-fi horror classic 'Alien' - which starred Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley.

As the story is set a decade after the events of 'Prometheus' it has been speculated that Rapace will be filming flashback scenes, something which 20th Century Fox is yet to confirm.

Fassbender is reprising his role as David and the rest of the cast includes Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir and Jussie Smollett.

The details of the plot are a closely guarded secret but the Engineers are expected to return and film fans will see the continued evolution of the acid-blooded xenomorph.

Scott, 78, is directing from a script by Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan and 'Alien: Covenant' is scheduled for release in August 2017.

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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