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Ben Foster joining Ridley Scott's Prometheus?

Prometheus , Ridley Scott's sorta-prequel to Alien , is shaping up to be one of the most exciting movies in production, and there's a rumour doing the rounds at JoBlo that Ben Foster has joined the cast.

The film already boasts a raft of talented actors, including Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender.

Foster is something of a divisive actor, with his ker-ay-zee schtick proving a bit wearing at times. His presence could also bring back unwelcome memories of substandard space shocker Pandorum .

Prometheus has also been given an official synopsis, which is possibly the most vague blurb of its kind ever seen.

The virtually detail-free summary goes as follow:

"Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe.

"The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery."

Prometheus is due to land in cinemas on 1 June 2012, and is a rare release that we're actively excited about seeing in 3D.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.