Gemma Arterton, of Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia fame, may very well be the heroine of Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien prequel(s). That is, if her meeting with Scott goes well.
Chalk it up to an actress talking a wee bit too early: Arterton told the press that she is meeting Mr. Scott to discuss her possibly starring in the film after he was impressed by her work in The Disappearance of Alice Creed. No word on whether or not this premature announcement will blow her shot of landing a role that could make her career explode. After all, look at Sigourney Weaver post-Alien...if Ellen Ripley wasn't a star-making turn, I don't know what is.
This is on the heels of Scott himself calling the upcoming film, which will deal with the mysterious space jockey seen in the first film and the creation of the alien itself, "really nasty," which hopefully translates as "Lots of aliens ripping their way through human torsos in the most R-rated of fashions."