Although it garnered mixed reviews and audience response, there is apparently a Prometheus sequel in the works.
As we’ve previously discussed, Ridley Scott is apparently in a reflective mood of sorts, revisiting the Alien universe and planning another Blade Runner film. With Prometheus there was so much talk about “unanswered questions,” and now they’ll be even more “unanswered questions” to explore and answer.
Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindeloff, who also contributed to the next Star Trek flick, is attracting a lot of geek attention, but may not be coming back for the sequel. Nevertheless, Collider and The Hollywood Reporter confirm Ridley Scott and Fox are “actively pushing ahead with a follow up” by eyeing a team of new writers in case Lindeloff isn’t available.
As Collider points out, Lindeloff had to pass on the emergency rewrite of World War Z because he’s going to be doing his own series for HBO. No word as of yet would could be possibly taking his place, but there’s has to be numerous of scribes out there just itching to take this on.
As Lindeloff told Collider, if Ridley wants him to come back, it would be tough to say no, but he also feels “the movie might benefit from a fresh voice or a fresh take or a fresh thought. Sometimes the baton should be passed, if that’s what the story demands.”
As with many Hollywood event flicks, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace both have provisions in their contracts to return for sequels. Still, whether Scott will be getting around to Prometheus 2 or another Blade Runner flick any time soon, well, we’ll just have to wait and see.
I’m thinking around 2014 or 2015 if everyone can get all their ducks in a row. And for people who think directors should give it up once they reach a certain age, it’s good to see that at 74 Ridley’s showing no signs of slowing down.