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Fox Confirms Prometheus Sequel

Fox has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with a sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Prometheus, with stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace already signed on for the follow-up, which would arrive in 2014 or 2015.

However, The Hollywood Reporter notes that co-writer Damon Lindelof may not be available, leading the studio to search for new screenwriters. “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right,” Emma Watts, Fox’s president of production, tells the trade paper. “We can’t rush it.”

Lindelof teased ahead of film’s June premiere that Prometheus would be the progenitor of two sequels: 1979’s Alien (obviously), and another that’s been referred to as Paradise.

“The audience is given a little more information than the characters in the movie have,” he said. “And it’s our hope that fires the imagination up enough for them to say, ‘I might want to see Prometheus again’ or ‘I definitely want to see where this movie takes me.’ Because this movie has two children: One of these children grows up to be Alien, but the other child is going to grow up, and God knows what happens to them. And that’s what the sequel to Prometheus would be.”

The $130 million film grossed a respectable $303 million worldwide.

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Comments

  • http://twitter.com/ultraaman David Montgomery

    “However, The Hollywood Reporter notes that co-writer Damon Lindelof may not be available…”

    Maybe they can find an 5th grader to take his place since this movie seemed to written at the  intelligence level of a 10-year-old.

  • Mak

    Er… I didn’t really like the film myself but I don’t think it was script was THAT bad.

  • Mak

    So I don’t get it… What’s this “PARADISE” thing he’s referring to? If I’m reading this correctly Prometheus is a prequal to Alien and “Paradise”?

  • Mak

    don’t think the scipt was that bad*

  • Deco

    Prometheus is a prequel to Alien; Paradise will be the sequel to Prometheus – Prometheus II: Electric Boogaloo (obligatory bad jk)

  • Mark

    Very much looking forward to a second film. 

  • Mak

    Oh Cool. Thanx.