January 27, 2011 at 02:26 PM EST

Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) is in negotiations to star in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, according to Variety. The science-fiction film, set to star Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), just received a new high-profile release date, moving from March 9, 2012 to June 8.

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