Little is known about the film outside of the fact that it started out as a prequel of sorts to Scott's 'Alien,' then, when scribe Damon Lindelof came on to rewrite the original script, it supposedly changed course and was touted as a stand-alone sci-fier, though there would be more than a passing nod to 'Alien.' Thus, we know nothing about Wilson's role.
What we do know is that Charlize Theron will play the head of The Company, there's going to be at least two androids with a major presence, and the film is shooting both R-rated and PG-13 versions.
Also starring is Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce. The film is scheduled for June 8, 2012.
Here's Fox's official line on the film:
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery.