Prometheus sequel expected to land in 2014 or 2015

Writer Damon Lindelof may not return

Prometheushasn’t even made its way from the cinema to DVD and Blu-ray yet, but already 20th Century Fox is making plans for a follow-up.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director Ridley Scott is “actively pushing forward” with a sequel that should hit screens in either 2014 or 2015.

It should come as no surprise that Fox want to keep this franchise alive – Prometheus was easily one of the most talked-about films of the year, and had a very healthy box office turnover of $302m worldwide.

One thing that may be different with the follow-up, though, is the writer. Prometheus scribe Damon Lindelof may not be available for the sequel, so Fox may have to look elsewhere for somebody to ink the screenplay.

Not that Scott’s wanting for ideas; he’s already confirmed that he knows “where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential.”

With the director also about to tackle Blade Runner 2, he’s obviously going to be kept busy for the next couple of years. And despite Prometheus’ occasional shortcomings, there's no denying it was one of the artiest blockbusters we've seen in a long time - we can’t wait to see where Scott will take the Alien-verse next.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Aug 2nd 2012, 8:13

      With a new writer I might be more interested.. but I doubt it. Worst film of the last few years for me.. and I saw Skyline!

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    • Senver

      Aug 2nd 2012, 9:38

      Agree, total film's review with this was way off, 2 stars at best and largely only due to The Fass's performance.

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    • marc96

      Aug 2nd 2012, 10:02

      i loved the first one so definitely looking forward to a sequel, although im unsure how much story you can get out of the adventures of a woman and a head travelling the galaxy

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    • georgeWW

      Aug 2nd 2012, 10:47

      yay David will be in the sequel I don't know whether it would be more amusing for shaw to fix him or not :L but i'm glad that a new writer is going to be hired, nothing against Lindelof but he just had to many plot holes etc in his script

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    • FBJWhittle

      Aug 2nd 2012, 11:01

      Given that the script royally f****d the first film, Lindelof's exclusion shouldn't present too much of an issue.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Aug 2nd 2012, 11:59

      Write a decent script for it. And while you're at it write one for the first film also. Dont try and make every scene epic for a start.

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    • pingpong

      Aug 2nd 2012, 12:54

      Ah, well. He already butchered Alien with removing all the mystery surrounding the space jockey, it can't get much worse. And with a new writer there may be the chance of a coherent storyline and not just random set pieces that don't make sense in context.

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    • ilikescifi

      Aug 2nd 2012, 13:39

      well, he's set the scene and i'd like to see how he follows up. I enjoyed Prometheus from an anticipation/curiosity point of view, I really think it's irrelevant whether it's critically acclaimed or not. I'm glad the annoying crew members are all dead; happy to watch a film with Shaw, a robot head, and a bunch of aliens. Less crew members = less stupid loose ends

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    • ilikescifi

      Aug 2nd 2012, 13:40

      and please make it actually scary, or have a shred of tension please

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    • leealexander

      Aug 2nd 2012, 14:22

      Was a truly great film much in the spirit of the first Alien movie but for the modern audience. The ending left me feeling sad I wasn't going with them so a second movie will be greatly received!

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 2nd 2012, 15:25

      Wow this is a huge shock, I never saw this coming even with the sublte sequel bait reeking from the end of Promoetheus.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 2nd 2012, 16:06

      Scott is better off doing to the sequel to Event Horizon. Seriously.

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    • stevenseltzer

      Aug 3rd 2012, 4:37

      You cannot blame the screenwriter. Sometimes a script can be amazing but the director, producer and/or studio and even the actors makes significant changes (for many reasons) which makes the film we finally see much different than the original screenplay. For example, The Last Boy Scout. The person who wrote that got 6 million US dollars and it was one of the hottest screenplays out there. The movie was horrible and a flop. So, until you read the original screenplay you cannot just blame the writer. Thank you.

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    • LongDown

      Aug 4th 2012, 10:26

      Nope, it was definitely the screen writer who screwed the screen play. Lindelhof had form for writing scripts that just strung the viewers along with questions that would never be answered - 'Lost'). The main plot of Alien was simple and answered (Who survives? Yes)

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