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Damon Lindelof won’t be writing the sequel to director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, explaining to Collider that his decision primarily comes down to time and focus:
The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite. Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it. And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in. The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.’ I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, ‘I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.’ And he was like, ‘Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.’ He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him. But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er.
Prometheus marked Scott’s return to sci-fi as well as the world he created in 1979’s Alien. While many fans of the original didn’t take to the prequel-of-sorts, the movie still made $402 million worldwide leading Fox to announce the sequel back in August. The big question now is, who gets to work with Scott on the follow-up?