Happy new year! And, really, what better way is there to ring in 2015 (besides a thousand bad ‘Back to the Future Part II’ jokes) than some sweet concept art from a movie that never was and likely never will be? Yesterday, ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium’ director Neill Blomkamp tweeted out a whole bunch of images from an ‘Alien’ movie he was working on, apparently by himself and without the authorization of 20th Century Fox. (“This has nothing to do with the studio,” Blomkamp tweeted, adding “They didn’t really even know I was working on it ha.”)
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.
'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."
When we last left Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus,' the film had grossed a weak $126 million domestically but a slightly more promising $400 million worldwide. Those numbers didn't suggest that a sequel was going to be coming any time soon, while writer Damon Lindelof announced he wouldn't be involved with the follow up, which suggested that a sequel was never going to happen. But there's hope for a sequel yet as star Noomi Rapace has reported that the script is being worked on right now.
'Prometheus 2' may or may not happen but if it does, it will have to do so without one of the big creative pieces behind the first film. Damon Lindelof, who wrote and produced the original film, will not return for the sequel. And why not?
Would you check out the muscles on this guy? It sure does take a lot of them to be able to pull off cosplaying as one of the Engineers from 'Prometheus,' and this fella definitely has plenty to go around.
'Prometheus' may already have been released on DVD and Blu-ray but the debate rages on: what exactly was 'Prometheus?' Some people a love it, a lot of people hate it and almost everyone has a lot of questions. But was it once a better movie? The film's original script - titled 'Alien: Engineers' - has appeared online and gives us a glimpse of 'Prometheus' before Damon Lindelof got to tinkering with the story.
That Ridley Scott is such a rascal -- always taunting us with information on sequels that may or may not happen, but where there's money, there's a way, and he's talking up those 'Prometheus' and 'Blade Runner' sequels again.
If you have lots of 'Prometheus' questions, the new DVD and Blu-ray (in stores now) promises answers. Lucky for you, we've got a few copies of the 'Prometheus' Blu-ray lying around the office and we can hook you up with a copy, but first you need to solve this 'Prometheus' puzzle.