The Alien prequel is dead and a new Ridley Scott project has been reborn from it’s ashes.

Twentieth Century Fox has officially announced that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel has been reconfigured as an original sci-fi movie, titled ‘Prometheus,’ with Scott still set to direct. This original idea apparently involves five major roles, one of which will be played by Noomi Rapace, the others haven’t been cast, but actresses circling the role of the tough, yet sexy “Vickers” are Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron.

Last year Damon Lindelof came on board to to rewrite Jon Spaihts’s script and It was under Lindelof that the project morphed into something more original.

Ridley explained the outlines of the film and its genesis as follows: “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”

“In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots,” stated Lindelof. “I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie. It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects.”

‘Prometheus’ is bound for worldwide release on March 2012.