Some new bits from Collider. During the press day for 12 Years a Slave, Steve asked Michael Fassbender the status of Prometheus 2, and Fassbender quickly responded, âI donât know.â Today at the junket for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the question came up again, and this time he said the project is a go, although he didnât know when it would begin filming. When we last reported on the film, it seemed like filming was already given the greenlight, but then another report said that there was no release date, itâs unclear if Ridley Scott would return to direct, and that theyâve only hired a new writer (Michael Green). Itâs still unclear if Scott wants to get in the directorâs chair again, but Fassbenderâs confirmation is still a step forward in the projectâs development. I, for one, am excited to see the continuing adventures of Davidâs disembodied head. The complete article can be read here.
According to The Wrap, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled âPrometheusâ sequel for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap has learned. Multiple sources have told TheWrap that the âUntitled Ridley Scott Projectâ that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is âPrometheus 2,â although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie âExodusâ to Fox. âPrometheusâ served as an âunofficialâ prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi movie âAlien,â and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more âalien-yâ and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple âDavidâ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.
Ridley Scott, who is currently promoting his latest movie “The Counsellor”, revealed that the screenplay for the “Prometheus” sequel is currently being developed. He said at the London press conference: “Prometheus is being written right now. Number two.” News on a follow-up for the 2012 sci-fi thriller have been quiet ever since the first film’s release. Earlier this year, Noomi Rapace told The Playlist that “theyâre working on the script, [and] I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago”. Even Ridley’s statement at the press conference is rather brief, but at least it’s some new development so far. The clip from the conference can be watched here.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the word megapost – but it’s just fitting here: Over 80 additional on-set pictures and production stills from “Prometheus” have been added to the gallery. There are lots of unseen pictures from the making of the film and some stunning new finds. To launch all last added pictures, simply click one of the previews below. Many thanks to gobble99 for the heads-up!
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Finally there’s something positive to report regarding the sequel to Prometheus! Variety is reporting that Fox and Ridley Scott are getting closer to returning to space as Jack Paglen (Transcendence) is in talks to write the follow-up to last yearâs sci-fi blockbuster, Prometheus! Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though itâs unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. In the original film archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the âEngineers.â Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weylandâs android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. The original article can be read at DreadCentral.
Various online sources have reported today on the Prometheus creative team’s struggle to continue with a sequel. While Noomi has previously talked – without saying much really – about the film’s sequel, according to ScreenRush, Fox and director Ridley Scott have absolutely no idea how to continue the franchise with the planned trilogy. As the story goes, Damon Lindelof convinced Scott and Fox to ditch the planned ending of âPrometheusâ (which would have more neatly tied the film into the opening of âAlienâ) for something different; something that would launch a brand new trilogy. This was all well and good but when âPrometheusâ hit theaters and faced a wave of criticism, Lindelof decided he didnât want to return for âPrometheus 2â˛ and this left Scott wondering how they hell he was going to make a sequel. According to Bloody Disgusting, in the months since âPrometheusâ hit theaters, Fox executives are âfreaking outâ because neither anyone in-house nor Scott himself have any solid ideas on how to make a âPrometheus 2.â The report claims that Fox has taken meetings with âbasically anyoneâ with the hopes that someone out there can crack the âPrometheus 2â˛ code. You can read the complete article here.
At long last, over 1.000 DVD screencaptures of “Prometheus” have been added to the image library. It has been great fun to rewatch the film again since I enjoyed it very much when it released theaters. I’m surprised though that it has been “only” solid. People have appreciated it as a film, but not as good as expected within the “Alien” prequel. I thought it was flawless – interesting story, amazing cinematography and good suspense. Plus, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender gave a fantastic duo on screen. Enjoy the new captures.