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Ridley Scott Confirms ‘Prometheus’ Sequel In Development

During a press panel for The Counselor, director Ridley Scott was asked about the current state of Prometheus 2 (Paradise), which has been in development hell since the departure of screenwriter Damon Lindelof.

Good news for fans of the quasi-Alien prequel (that’s me!), he confirms that the screenplay is still being written. Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen was hired back in June to figure out a way to continue the story of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the Engineers, which was left in a state of flux when the original one-shot was changed to make way for a trilogy.

As pereviously reported, Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return.



  • insanitormang

    Good! Forget the negativity! There is much left unsaid and I am curious. Prometheus was flawed, true, but not a bad movie in my opinion.

  • Lion7718

    I agree, it was better than I read about.

  • DarrelDreadful

    I freaking loved Prometheus and I was afraid the sequel would never come but this makes me excited. The story just has to continue. I cant wait for Paradise!

  • Darkness69

    Count me in, Brad! I loved Prometheus and without Lindelof in the picture, I expect the sequel to be downright amazing and without so many plot holes!

  • djblack1313

    even though i have some issues with the movie i’m very happy the sequel is still a go! i’ll be there first show opening day!

  • DemiKami

    yes progress!


    Great news. Prometheus was awesome and better than 95% of the crap usually thrown at us. I still don’t get the hate surrounding its release

  • macguffin54

    Oh, god, no! Well, for you fans out there I’m happy for you and just hope it is (way) better than the first one.

  • Lemonade

    Um evan, your reporting is erroneous. From a one shot to a trilogy? Spaihts has discussed that he and Ridley always had trilogy plans and you even brought it up in the “fox and Ridley freaking out over prometheus 2” article.

  • Lemonade

    Oops this was mr disgusting. My bad evan lol.

  • walkerf5e

    Well I’m excited.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Cool. I really liked the first one so this is good news.

  • voodoo820

    I agree with many here. While Prometheus may not have given us the direct link payoffs to Alien, I still think it was a very well done film. I was left wanting more. Really anything in the Alien universe that doesn’t involve a predator is good enough for me.

  • SugarShane

    Prometheus was such an amazing surprise for me. I really had no expectation for liking the movie and was blown away. I have to go find it on blu ray now. I’ll be seeing this for sure.

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