The Hollywood Reporter
A sequel to Prometheus (review)? You can file that under no-brainer as the movie did amazingly well, and director Ridley Scott already said he wants to do another film. Finally there’s a little bit of news on the eventual Part 2! Read on!
Fox’s big summer bet this year was Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, June’s sort of Alien prequel. The $130 million-budgeted film grossed a solid but not spectacular $303 million globally, putting it right on the franchise bubble. Fox confirmed to THR that Scott and the studio are actively pushing ahead with a follow-up (stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed) and are talking to new writers because Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available.
“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” says Fox president of production Emma Watts, who also has overseen the successful reboots of the X-Men and Planet of the Apes franchises. A Prometheus sequel would be released in 2014 or 2015.
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