Charlize Theron may blast off as the lead of the new Alien prequels that Ridley Scott is developing at Fox. According to reports, super sexy Theron -- who already has experience ruining sci-fi franchises with Aeon Flux -- passed on a role in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover bio pic to kick some alien butt.

However, while Fox might be hopping into bed with Theron, and who can blame them, Scott isn't as happy with the choice. We know that Scott's got an eye on Noomi Rapace, who stars in the Swedish-language version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Getting Fox to sink a space-ton of money on a relativel unknown actress is gonna be a bigger uphill battle than a few puny human fighting an Alien in a little spaceship.

To put it another way: in space, no one can hear you scream... "get away from Noomi Rapace, you BITCH!" Two Alien references in one craaaaazy sentence! (Vulture)