Prometheus sequel confirmed

News Ryan Lambie
2 Aug 2012 - 06:54

Fox has confirmed it: Ridley Scott's Prometheus made enough money to warrant a sequel...

While not everybody fell under the spell of Ridley Scott's oddball return to the Alien franchise, Prometheus did respectable if not stellar business. Made for $130 million, it more than doubled its money internationally, though the former figure doesn't account for what must have been a huge marketing budget; viral videos featuring Michael Fassbender painting model kits and sniffing flowers can't be made cheaply. 

Prometheus, it seems, has made enough cash to warrant a sequel, since Fox has confirmed to Hollywood Reporter that it's pushing Prometheus 2 (as we'll tentatively call it) forwards for a release in two or three years' time. 

"Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right," Fox's Emma Watts told HR. "We can't rush it."

Nor can it rush the writing, given that Prometheus' script was commonly singled out as a weak link by its critics. Fox is apparently talking to new writers (note the plural), since Damon Lindelof might be too busy penning something else to return for the sequel. 

Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are both scheduled to return, which, as anyone who's seen the film will know, is just as well. Expect Prometheus 2 (or Prometheus Paradise, or Prometheus 2: Gangster's Paradise, or something) to rumble along in 2014 or 2015.

Hollywood Reporter

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