Sci-fi fans continued to grow excited for director Ridley Scott's Prometheus, a sci-fi prequel to his classic Alien, starring Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender and set to open June 8, 2012 from Fox. Scott stayed busy lining up future projects and recently signed on to direct Cormac McCarthy's THE COUNSELOR, his first feature spec script.
Deadline confirmed today what’s been rumored since Scott’s announcement of directing The Counselor, that his Prometheus star Michael Fassbender joined the film in the lead role. Fassbender joined the movie as an upstanding lawyer who gets sucked into the drug trade.
Scott looked to start production on The Counselor in May and now that his Prometheus star Fassbender has agreed to play the lead role, he needs to cast the villain of the story.
Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, who produced McCarthy's The Road, signed on to produce The Colleague.
McCarthy reportedly handed his agents the No Country For Old Men-like script just six months ago.
Past movies made from McCarthy books include All The Pretty Horses, The Road and No Country For Old Men but The Colleague was the first spec script from the veteran author.
Fans, does The Colleague look like the perfect storm of creative talent to you with Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender already onboard? Are you hopeful for a movie every bit as good as No Country For Old Men?