No, not Jay Sherman’s genius but misunderstood short film from that episode of The Critic. I’m talking about the let’s-just-start-calling-it-an-Alien-prequel that’s currently in production under director Ridley Scott. The rumor that Pearce may have a role in the project was originally broke by CHUD who received an email that looked something like this:

“Evening Nick, my mate is working on Prometheus as OMITTED and met Guy Pierce on set today. She’s previously worked on OMITTED, OMITTED and OMITTED and I’ve no reason to believe she’s lying. I’ve not read anywhere about Guy being cast so thought it might interest you.“

That was a wonderful rumor, but not quite something that looked like a concrete story. But, following up on the story, The Playlist has managed to confirm with Pearce’s reps that he is indeed working on this new look-it’s-got-something-to-do-with-Alien-alright project. What this means is that Pearce will be joining a cast that is already full of buzzworthy and super talented names like Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall and Logan Marshall-Green. Despite the fact that this is in at least some ways one of those dreaded prequels, could we be looking at the most relevant and potentially good thing that Scott has made in a long time? I’m going to go ahead and say “yes.” Opinion to be confirmed at a later date.

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