Ever since the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been teasing fans with the idea of a sequel. Like most prolific directors, Scott always has a few projects kicking around and some never come to fruition — especially sequels. But after months of talking up the possibilities, Scott has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is officially his next project.
The current state of the Alien franchise is a little confusing, to say the least. In one corner, you have Ridley Scott planning to make a sequel to his prequel, Prometheus. In the other corner, you have Neill Blomkamp, still plugging away at Alien 5, which may or may not ignore the third and fourth entries in the original series. In fact, the sheer amount of Alien stuff in the works seems to have clogged up the pipes. If a new report is to be believed, Blomkamp’s film is being put on the back burner until Scott can make Prometheus 2 a reality.
Ridley Scott has a tendency to talk up projects that seem to take forever to actually make it into development — Blade Runner 2, for example, took years of Scott discussing it publicly before Harrison Ford agreed to return and director Denis Villeneuve came aboard. Scott has spent the last few years talking up Prometheus 2 as well, but it seems like this one is actually happening sooner than we could have expected.
When viewers head to the theater to watch Jurassic World this weekend, they’ll find a movie that transports them, almost literally, back to the first Jurassic Park. Colin Trevorrow’s new film is a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original — and only that film. In an interview with ScreenCrush, when Trevorrow was asked about whether his movie pretended The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III never happened, Trevorrow explained, “Our film is just more of a direct sequel to the original Jurassic Park.” He made a similar comment to Yahoo! Movies; he told them the earlier sequels “aren’t being written out of continuity so much as placed to the side, as they both unfolded on a different island.”
Another day, another batch of information from director Neill Blomkamp about his upcoming Alien project. Previously, we learned that the new film would take place between Ridley Scott’s Alien and its sequel, Aliens, and although it’s avoiding Alien 3 and Resurrection, it’s not going to mess with the canon established in those films…somehow. Blomkamp’s new project also won’t interfere with Prometheus 2, though the director reveals that he did have to make some changes to keep the films from overlapping.
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.
It's been all quiet on the 'Prometheus 2' front for a while now, and it seemed like the studio might let the proposed sequel shrink away. Today proves that they're still interested as Michael Green has been hired to do rewrites, and Fox is looking at a fall start date, with a possible March 2016 release.
Sometimes when a film is released, the people involved will talk up a sequel regardless if one will actually happen. Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' set up a sequel, and both Scott and star Noomi Rapace suggested that 'Prometheus 2' would happen, but little came of it. Until today, as a writer has just been hired to pen the sequel.
Just last month, we were led to believe that 'Prometheus 2' had a script and that it was "incredible." This was at least according to star Noomi Rapace who was set to return in the sequel. Today we have a report of a wildly different story. One in which Fox and director Ridley Scott have absolutely no idea how to continue the franchise with the planned trilogy.
'Prometheus 2' was announced shortly after the original film hit theaters. Since then we've been left to wonder whether 'Prometheus 2' would happen (or should happen). The film's original writers - Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts - won't be left to return but star Noomi Rapace is eager to come back for a 'Prometheus 2' and said the script they're working on for the sequel is "incredible."