Michael Fassbender believes 'Prometheus' will be the "must-see" film of 2012.

The in-demand actor was delighted to be able to take part in the Ridley Scott-directed 'Alien' prequel - alongside Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron - because The Script was "really intelligent" and he knows it will be a great film.

He told Instyle.co.uk: "'Prometheus' is the must-see film of 2012! I play the humanoid android. The first thing that struck me was a good script. Really intelligent script. A real thriller. Real anticipation.

"The first alien had that. The atmosphere was thick. You knew that something was going to happen. Which is very rare that you can read that in a script. And also, Ridley Scott is the master. He's amazing. Really something else to watch him work."

He also enjoyed the collaborative directorial style of Ridley, as he never felt "stupid" for suggesting something.

He said: "No idea is stupid for him. He'll let you bring it to the floor and have a go at it. I really, really enjoyed working with him. And of course the cast."