Sequel chestbursting from Ridley Scott’s mind.
Prometheus, the sort-of-prequel Alien movie from the franchise’s original director, Ridley Scott, was a somewhat confused and inconsistent film, with many critics more dubious than Ripley at an android party.
Still, there was some fine moments (Michael Fassbender’s creepy android was a highlight) and it has some fans (and $403m in wordwide ticket sales). Now, it seems, it’s getting another shot.
Ridley Scott and writer Damon Lindelof have frequently talked in the past about a sequel - in March 2012 (before the first Prometheus was even released), Scott admitted that there were many questions in the Alien universe that would not be answered in this first film, and a sequel could shed some light on things. “If we’re lucky,” he said then, “there’ll be a second part”.
Now Scott has confirmed that a sequel is in development, although nothing has been greenlit.
During promotion for his forthcoming Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Counselor, Scott revealed that a script is currently being written - though not by Lindelof, who has departed the franchise, possibly stung by criticism from still-disgruntled Lost fans.
The final scenes of Prometheus showed Noomi Rapace’s archaeologist Dr Shaw setting off to explore more Alien homeworlds...perhaps that’s where the story will pick up.
Source: via Yahoo!