If you’re hotly anticipating a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s pseudo-Alien prequel Prometheus, we’ve got good news and bad news for you today. Which do you want to hear first? The good? Very well then.
The good news, as revealed by Scott in an interview with Empire, is that Jack Paglen is finished with the screenplay for Prometheus 2. The bad news? Ridley’s not going to get around to making it until 2016, at the very earliest.
“Prometheus 2 is written,” he told Empire. “[But] I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…”
What does this mean? It means that Scott has got a lot on his plate right now, and he simply has no room for Prometheus 2 at the moment. For now, we’re just going to have to wait. A long, long time.
Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return.
In the original film: Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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