Fox and Ridley Scott moving ahead with ‘Prometheus 2′
But writer Damon Lindelof may not be back for the sequel.
One of the most original movies in a summer filled with superhero movies and sequels was Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’, which gained wide praises from critics and audiences despite the issues that the film had. It even did quite well at the box office, at least enough for the studio to now pursue a sequel.
THR reports that 20th Century Fox is moving forward to a sequel to ‘Prometheus’ with director Ridley Scott. The actors Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to return contractually, but the same can’t be said for the screenwriter Damon Lindelof who was responsible for most of the ideas and the script of the original. Problem is, he’s busy with a few other projects and the studio may be looking for other writers to continue the series without him if they’re in a rush.
The downside is that Lindelof wrote the first film purely with the intention of revealing a lot of his set-ups there in the second film, so a new writer would lead to a lot of inconsistencies. But then again, a rep from Fox says this:
“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it.”
Then maybe they’ll wait for Lindelof’s schedule to get free? We’ll see what happens, but they’re aiming for a release in 2014 or 2015 which isn’t too far away considering the scope of the film.