Ridley Scott attached to new sci-fi film

News Simon Brew 14 May 2014 - 06:46
Sir Ridley Scott

It looks like Ridley Scott's next movie will be a sci-fi one - but not Prometheus 2...

As he puts the finishing touches to this December's Exodus: Gods And Kings, Ridley Scott's next directorial project was expected to be Prometheus 2. That's been set for release in March 2016, and Scott presumably has first dibs on directing it. But has he picked something else to do instead?

Variety is reporting that Scott is set to direct the movie adaptation of Andy Weir's The Martian, which has Matt Damon attached to star. The book tells the story of an astronaut who becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars, only to then face the prospect of dying there too when circumstances leave him stranded.

It's reported that Scott is "in talks to direct" the movie. That'd potentially mean that Prometheus 2 goes to another director, with Scott producing (as had been rumoured), or that the schedule might just be being jiggled around a little. That or the untitled Ridley Scott sci-fi movie that Fox set for March 2016 was never Prometheus 2 in the first place.

More as we hear it...

Variety.

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