Ridley Scott Talks ‘Prometheus 2’ Plot and Keeping ‘Blade Runner 2’ Faithful to the Original Film
Director Ridley Scott has certainly come under quite a bit of fire lately for the white-washed cast of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and his explicit dismissal of his critics. But Scott isn’t letting the negativity get to him, as he’s still moving ahead and giving updates on two high-profile sequels: ‘Prometheus 2’ and ‘Blade Runner 2.’ In a new interview, Scott opened up about the plot of the former and the reassuring simplicity of the latter.
In a new interview with MTV to promote ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ Ridley Scott was forthcoming as usual about his planned sequels. At the end of ‘Prometheus,’ a more familiar-looking Xenomorph had emerged, while Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw had commandeered a spaceship with the help of Michael Fassbender’s robot head. Scott says that ‘Prometheus 2' will pick up where the first film left off because that’s what makes the most sense:
You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive, so maybe he’ll persuade her to put the head back on.
Michael Fassbender as a seductive character? Never! As for the long-gestating ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, Scott explained that the script is written and ready. He says that when he showed it to Harrison Ford, the actor said it was the best thing he’d ever read. It must be pretty good to get such a passionate reaction from Ford. Scott went on to explain that the sequel’s look and feel will be true to the original:
It’s very relevant to what happened in the first one. I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action to show how [much] farther we can go with the special effects, because you can’t really. Blade Runner we kind of landed on a somehow very credible future. It’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential.
You can watch the full interview below, in which Scott also says that he stopped reading press for his films when legendary critic Pauline Kael “slaughtered” the first ‘Blade Runner.’ That might explain his prickly attitude towards critics.