Starring Elba as a character named Captain Janek – alongside Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce – Prometheus was originally envisaged as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film Alien and will be released in cinemas next year.
Discussing working with Ridley Scott on the film, Elba told CultBox: “[I’m] loving it, man. It’s the second time working with him. He’s a good guy, very smart, I’m having a lot of fun working with him.”
He continued: “There’s a fair amount of special effects in this film, yeah. But, with Ridley, he actually prefers to do it for real. Real locations, real sets, which is really a treat for us actors.”
Asked whether the production involves some grand sets, the actor revealed: “Yes. Yes, yes, yes – definitely. I can safely say that without getting sued!”
Elba returns to BBC One next week as DCI John Luther, the near-genius murder detective, for a second series of crime thriller Luther.
Watch the trailer for Luther‘s second series…