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Ridley Scott Wants Gemma Arterton for 'Alien' Prequel

September 7, 2010 (2:46 am) GMT
The 'Clash of the Titans' actress reveals that the director has asked her to meet and talk about her possibility to star in the sci-fi movie.
Gemma Arterton

Ridley Scott is apparently looking for a female star for its upcoming project "Alien". In an interview with Sunday Times, says that the helmer wants to have a meeting with her for the prequel to the 1979 film.

"Ridley Scott saw '[The Disappearance of] Alice Creed' and loved it. He wants me to meet for 'Aliens: The Remake', or something," the actress states. Since this casting is still in very early stage, there has been no further detail on the role that may be tackled by Arterton.

Meanwhile, the British beauty also admits that she is set to star in "" which is written by Christopher Nolan. The "" actress is also attached to a "British cowboy film" called "In with the Outlaws" which will be directed by Richard E. Grant.

Ridley Scott who made the 1979 "Alien" film will return to the directing seat of the upcoming prequel. He recently dished on the new project, saying "The film will be really tough, really nasty. It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space."

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