Rumors are now fact.  Actor Guy Pearce (LA Confidential, The Hurt Locker) has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel “Prometheus.” No doubt he will play one of the crew members aboard the terraforming ship “Prometheus.”

“Prometheus” has become something “more original,” than an “Alien” prequel, and the Jon Spaihts draft that kicked things off has been reworked by Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott.

“Prometheus” is currently filming, and will be presented in 3D.  Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, and Logan Marshall-Green star, while Ridley Scott directs.  The film is from 20th Century Fox and the secretive and highly anticipated release is slated for June 8th, 2012.

Sources: filmschoolrejects, CHUD