Amidst all the recent casting rumors going around, one has surfaced in regards to Lance Henriksen being involved in the film:
“The inclusion of Henriksen is an unexpected one. His character was cleverly integrated into Alien 3, but how will writer Damon Lindelof work him into a prequel apparently set 35 years before the events of Alien? Will he take Alien Vs Predator’s version of franchise lore as gospel, and have Charles Bishop Weyland the founder of Weyland Industries? If so, the gap between AVP’s 2004 and Alien’s 2122 would suggest that Weyland is long dead, and that Henriksen will play an early iteration of his android twin, Bishop.”
The rumor was originally featured on an article on Now Playing but was promptly removed by Fox. The above quote is taken from a Den of Geek article which voices the issues and likely outcome of Henriksen being cast. The information provided would seem to indicate the Alien Harvest script that was leaked sometime ago may have been legit. Keep watching this space.
EDIT: On his Facebook page, Lance Henriksen, debunked the rumor he’d been approached about the prequel: “According to Internet rumors, Ridley Scott has met with me and Noomi Rapace about starring in an ALIEN prequel. That’s news to me…. but I like the idea of acting alongside The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Thanks to Xenomrph for the link.