Monday, 4 March 2013

‘Prometheus’ star to return for sequel; original writer will not (yay!)

By Robbie Graham
Noomi Rapce told The Playlist this week of her excitement at the prospect of reuniting with Ridley Scott for Prometheus 2. Rapace revealed that a script for the sequel is currently underway, although she gave no clue as to who is writing it. It has been confirmed, however, that Damon Lindelof – much maligned for his work on Prometheus – will not be involved in the writing process.

"They're working on the script," said Rapace. "I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It's just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will."
Rapace added: "It's interesting because most people I've talked to who've seen the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations. And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue."
Jon Spaihts, who wrote the original Prometheus draft (which was then re-written by Lindelof), told Empire last year that his version of the script contained plenty of big ideas and Alien references that never made it into the final product, suggesting there’s still plenty of scope for more familiar Xenomorphs and facehuggers in the sequel.

As its script is still in progress, Prometheus 2 is unlikely to burst from Fox’s belly until at least 2015, probably later. So we’ve a good while to wait before we see how (and if) Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David find their way to the Engineer’s home planet, and what wonders and horrors might greet them upon their arrival.