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Ridley Scott Talks Prometheus 2

Ridley Scott has recently commented on the status of the sequel to Prometheus. According to an interview with Empire Magazine:

“Prometheus 2 is written,” says Scott, but doesn’t indicate when it might start shooting. “I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…”

“I thought I’d left science-fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in. Prometheus was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea…”

A few weeks ago, the ALIEN director stated that Prometheus 2 “is being written right nowat a press conference (3:25) for his latest film, The Counselor.



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  1. Rong
    The Deacon was just one outcome from exposure to the black goo just as the xenomorph is another, I'm hoping the next outcome is a little more like the ultramorph concept art than the Deacon if they decide to reintroduce another one in the next film, (even though the deacon we seen in the film is essentially a chestburster, the adult could look significantly cooler)
  2. Blacklabel
    At the end of the Prometheus commentary, Ridley says he "might" use the Deacon or not in the future.... Engineers are the big show but the Deacon might show up again...

    Let's all remember that Shaw and David are using another Ship full of deadly bioweapons as a cargo... ;)
  3. Highland
    It would be fairly pointless to set up so much ambiguity in Prometheus to then go the Aliens route in the sequel.

    I think the Deacon is supposed to be just another part of the "Alien DNA". I don't think we'll see that creature again, or at least not in that form.
  4. worldpeace
    maybe its the lead villain for the seaquel?
    It's... going to take a ship and track them down across the galaxy... to... antagonize them...?

    .......http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/avatars/humans/predator-dutch01.jpg
        it's logical to think a rescue would come for vickers life pod and stumble upon deacon . how did the original alien know to get in the escape life ship at the end of alien?.. :-[
  5. Space Sweeper
    How about this... neither Shaw nor David is in the sequel? Instead a rescue team is sent to LV 223 and opens negotiations with the deacon... bfffthahahaha!!!

    Oh and by negotiations; I mean the Deacon kills them. Ha-ha.
    Doesnt sound so bad, that the sequel wont involve Shaw and David.
    Or maybe something like Lord of the Rings, following Frodo and following the other group in there journey.
    Second option would work best. Otherwise, all of the 'questions' and motivations set up in the first movie that seemed like they were there purely as sequel bait will become pointless and irrelevant.
  6. whiterabbit
    The Deacon was left hanging since they were clearly shown leaving before it was birthed. Also something has got to happen to the LV-223 facility. In one way or the other. There is no way you can have an alien weapons facility out there in the open. Something or someone must have destroyed it before the events of Alien.

    Oh... well, I guess that could be it. After shaw and david f**k up everything the original Space Jockey lands and sets a self destruct device on LV-223 and then leaves for earth unbeknownst to him that he was faced raped during the process... and crashes on LV 426.  :-\
  7. Mr. Clemens
    I kind of think you have to run with the Deacon for part two - otherwise, it was just a pointless cameo (from a character we'd never seen before!). Leave us wondering, "what the hell happened to Shaw and David?" as we watch the movie. Then, in Part III, tie the Shaw/David story and the Deacon story together. That'd be a pretty interesting and unconventional move to make...
  8. Infected
    How about this... neither Shaw nor David is in the sequel? Instead a rescue team is sent to LV 223 and opens negotiations with the deacon... bfffthahahaha!!!

    Oh and by negotiations; I mean the Deacon kills them. Ha-ha.
    Doesnt sound so bad, that the sequel wont involve Shaw and David.
    Or maybe something like Lord of the Rings, following Frodo and following the other group in there journey.
  9. whiterabbit
    How about this... neither Shaw nor David is in the sequel? Instead a rescue team is sent to LV 223 and opens negotiations with the deacon... bfffthahahaha!!!

    Oh and by negotiations; I mean the Deacon kills them. Ha-ha.
  10. worldpeace
    it was like chets birth only better looking. maybe its the lead villain for the seaquel?  maybe a engineer will be the hero next
    .. prometheus has grown on me even though its basically a giant tease
  11. StrangeShape
    I agree that the latest movies, or rather avp:r destroyed the alien image, by showing them as mindless bugs easily wiped out by one hand by a space Clint Eastwood, or even killed by a pizza boy (!), but I still think with the right context it can be scary again. Ridley managed to create at least some dread with the appearance of the Deacon
  12. hfeldhaus
    I do agree with you somewhat I just think that only certain parts of the alien can be made scary but one of them isn't the matured alien. There's not a lot of situations left in which to put the alien. On the other hand I still think the most terrifying part is the facehugger and chestburster. Reading spaihts script I would have genuinely being scared of the sex chestburster and David torturing Shaw with a facehugger. But the alien is past its sell by date when it comes to scares. But that's not to say it isn't the greatest movie monster and of course it's just my opinion
  13. worldpeace
    I disagree. The alien is still scary when I watch the trilogy, and some comic books especially show me that the creature can be still presented in unique ways and be featured in horror stories. Its all about presentation. Nolan made Batman serious and scary again after Schumacher farce, and even the Chucky franchise managed to steer back into horror direction after the two self parodying movies
      i agree. just because the shit hit the fan with avp doesn't mean it cant be fixed. if it's impossible to fix then humans and art have more limits than i realised .
  14. StrangeShape
    I disagree. The alien is still scary when I watch the trilogy, and some comic books especially show me that the creature can be still presented in unique ways and be featured in horror stories. Its all about presentation. Nolan made Batman serious and scary again after Schumacher farce, and even the Chucky franchise managed to steer back into horror direction after the two self parodying movies
  15. hfeldhaus
    The problem, though, is that Prometheus has already attached itself to Alien from the get-go, so it can't really be its own thing with its own image. It's always going to come back to Alien and people are always not going to like it if it doesn't meet the same visual style and tone - if it doesn't "fit" in the universe.

    I don't believe it could become stale if it was the same in style as Alien because a proper story with the Jockies and expanding on the weaponized Aliens and showing their true terror is interesting enough given the right care.

    It's just really stupid of Ridley Scott to want to separate away from Alien, but also at the same time still connect it in a parallel manner. It just doesn't work. I dunno, It just would be nice to have some consistency, that's all.
    I can see your point... but for me it's like Star Wars e.g. there can be stories that can fit perfectly fine within that universe that don't need to contain Jedi, Yoda, Imperials etc. The focus of Prometheus, with or without xenos, always seemed to be more about the Engineers and the culture that would/could use biological weaponry. Whilst Prometheus, as a film, wasn't in the same league as Alien and Aliens... the underlying narrative/conceit is one worthy of further exploration - more so than aliens in air vents etc. etc. IMHO.
       it comes down to new and creative scenarios for xenos to be intimidating in..  also i think a xeno needs an nc17 rating to really f**k with peoples fear and phobia in todays world.
    No it doesn't... I want an awesome movie with themes and stuff, not outright sexual assault of multiple orifices by tails, little mouths or trilobite tentacles. An Alien(Prometheus) movie should be something that you can take the entire family to.

    The alien is no longer scary so it was the right decision to ditch it. And if they attempted to create situations to make it scary again it would be nothing more than a Freddy Krueger or Jason. Realistically the only people who want yo see the alien again are kids
  16. whiterabbit
    The problem, though, is that Prometheus has already attached itself to Alien from the get-go, so it can't really be its own thing with its own image. It's always going to come back to Alien and people are always not going to like it if it doesn't meet the same visual style and tone - if it doesn't "fit" in the universe.

    I don't believe it could become stale if it was the same in style as Alien because a proper story with the Jockies and expanding on the weaponized Aliens and showing their true terror is interesting enough given the right care.

    It's just really stupid of Ridley Scott to want to separate away from Alien, but also at the same time still connect it in a parallel manner. It just doesn't work. I dunno, It just would be nice to have some consistency, that's all.
    I can see your point... but for me it's like Star Wars e.g. there can be stories that can fit perfectly fine within that universe that don't need to contain Jedi, Yoda, Imperials etc. The focus of Prometheus, with or without xenos, always seemed to be more about the Engineers and the culture that would/could use biological weaponry. Whilst Prometheus, as a film, wasn't in the same league as Alien and Aliens... the underlying narrative/conceit is one worthy of further exploration - more so than aliens in air vents etc. etc. IMHO.
       it comes down to new and creative scenarios for xenos to be intimidating in..  also i think a xeno needs an nc17 rating to really f**k with peoples fear and phobia in todays world.
    No it doesn't... I want an awesome movie with themes and stuff, not outright sexual assault of multiple orifices by tails, little mouths or trilobite tentacles. An Alien(Prometheus) movie should be something that you can take the entire family to.
  17. worldpeace
    The problem, though, is that Prometheus has already attached itself to Alien from the get-go, so it can't really be its own thing with its own image. It's always going to come back to Alien and people are always not going to like it if it doesn't meet the same visual style and tone - if it doesn't "fit" in the universe.

    I don't believe it could become stale if it was the same in style as Alien because a proper story with the Jockies and expanding on the weaponized Aliens and showing their true terror is interesting enough given the right care.

    It's just really stupid of Ridley Scott to want to separate away from Alien, but also at the same time still connect it in a parallel manner. It just doesn't work. I dunno, It just would be nice to have some consistency, that's all.
    I can see your point... but for me it's like Star Wars e.g. there can be stories that can fit perfectly fine within that universe that don't need to contain Jedi, Yoda, Imperials etc. The focus of Prometheus, with or without xenos, always seemed to be more about the Engineers and the culture that would/could use biological weaponry. Whilst Prometheus, as a film, wasn't in the same league as Alien and Aliens... the underlying narrative/conceit is one worthy of further exploration - more so than aliens in air vents etc. etc. IMHO.
       it comes down to new and creative scenarios for xenos to be intimidating in..  also i think a xeno needs an nc17 rating to really f**k with peoples fear and phobia in todays world.
  18. Darth Vile
    The problem, though, is that Prometheus has already attached itself to Alien from the get-go, so it can't really be its own thing with its own image. It's always going to come back to Alien and people are always not going to like it if it doesn't meet the same visual style and tone - if it doesn't "fit" in the universe.

    I don't believe it could become stale if it was the same in style as Alien because a proper story with the Jockies and expanding on the weaponized Aliens and showing their true terror is interesting enough given the right care.

    It's just really stupid of Ridley Scott to want to separate away from Alien, but also at the same time still connect it in a parallel manner. It just doesn't work. I dunno, It just would be nice to have some consistency, that's all.
    I can see your point... but for me it's like Star Wars e.g. there can be stories that can fit perfectly fine within that universe that don't need to contain Jedi, Yoda, Imperials etc. The focus of Prometheus, with or without xenos, always seemed to be more about the Engineers and the culture that would/could use biological weaponry. Whilst Prometheus, as a film, wasn't in the same league as Alien and Aliens... the underlying narrative/conceit is one worthy of further exploration - more so than aliens in air vents etc. etc. IMHO.
  19. PsyKore
    The problem, though, is that Prometheus has already attached itself to Alien from the get-go, so it can't really be its own thing with its own image. It's always going to come back to Alien and people are always not going to like it if it doesn't meet the same visual style and tone - if it doesn't "fit" in the universe.

    I don't believe it could become stale if it was the same in style as Alien because a proper story with the Jockies and expanding on the weaponized Aliens and showing their true terror is interesting enough given the right care.

    It's just really stupid of Ridley Scott to want to separate away from Alien, but also at the same time still connect it in a parallel manner. It just doesn't work. I dunno, It just would be nice to have some consistency, that's all.
  20. Darth Vile
    I'd certainly like to see more of the Giger vibe, but I'm still not sure I want to see xenos, facehuggers etc.

    My inner fan is kicking me in the kidneys as I write this, but I agree. Adding xenos and huggers back in - even using a more 'Gigerish' aesthetic on the environments - will feel like a bit of a double-take at this point, unless it is done in a really clever and relevant way. As much as I love that stuff I hope Prometheus sticks to its guns and fleshes out its own world and story, because dog knows it needs some fleshing out. The ball is rolling so they might as well run with it, and who knows, it could become something really good.
    Agreed - let's see some new iconography...
  21. ChrisPachi
    I'd certainly like to see more of the Giger vibe, but I'm still not sure I want to see xenos, facehuggers etc.

    My inner fan is kicking me in the kidneys as I write this, but I agree. Adding xenos and huggers back in - even using a more 'Gigerish' aesthetic on the environments - will feel like a bit of a double-take at this point, unless it is done in a really clever and relevant way. As much as I love that stuff I hope Prometheus sticks to its guns and fleshes out its own world and story, because dog knows it needs some fleshing out. The ball is rolling so they might as well run with it, and who knows, it could become something really good.
  22. Darth Vile
    To be honest, I can completely understand why Scott decided not to make Prometheus a straight out Alien prequel. As imperfect as Prometheus is, it is at the very least interesting. I found the notion of more xeno's, chestbursters etc. to be quite uninspiring... and even with a prequel there has to be a sense of 'progression' - either with the themes being explored or the aesthetics of the piece.

    What will now be interesting to see is if they move Prometheus 2 closer to the aesthetic of the Alien films or wether they keep with the Engineers being in front and centre. I'd certainly like to see more of the Giger vibe, but I'm still not sure I want to see xenos, facehuggers etc.
  23. PsyKore
    Well, I was just thinking of the Alien creature itself and the Derelict - to me this was presented as something very dark and ultimately hellish. And I say universe because in the film it's really the human universe meeting with the Giger universe, even if it was only a glimpse into it, that's all. I was disappointed Prometheus didn't present the Giger aspect in a similar manner to Alien.
  24. ChrisPachi
    We need that dark, unknown, Giger, hellish universe presented in the first Alien film to come back.

    I think you are confusing what you imagined or what you saw in Giger's artwork with what was actually shown in the original film. LV-426 was a nondescript ball of rock out in the boonies, and we saw very little of it or the derelict, let alone any of the 'hellish Giger universe' you refer to.

    But I hear you - I too imagined a similar dark and nightmarish Giger world, but the fact is it was never established anywhere other than in fans heads. Scott obviously never saw it that way.
  25. RobThom
    Honestly, where can they go with Prom 2?

    To be plain and simple.

    They could completely disregard lindelofs setup and just do something else without the sj homeworld.
    But what?

    Noomi and fassbender's head on a road trip?

    There's just nothing there.
    Nothing from nothing.

    They couldn't even really go anywhere from Alien without the most absurd acrobatics and to diminishing returns other then remaking it as rambo.
    Thats another disgusting problem with writing a movie as a episode of a TV show instead of as a movie.
  26. Bio Mech Hunter
    I liked Prometheus overall as a stand alone film, but it certainly wasn't the movie I was hoping for. I feel like Ridley's lost touch with what made the original Alien so great.

    His story and design choices in Prometheus were definitely not ones I wanted. They deviated so much from the original Alien's. I don't understand why he was so adamant about keeping Prometheus from being a full-fledged Alien prequel, and in turn, didn't keep it with Alien's tone and aesthetics. Giger really needed to be part of it.

    The pale humanoids, the less-bio-more-mechanical engineer tech, the brightly lit planet, non-bio-mechanical creatures, no real fear of the unknown, no eerie setting, etc. *sigh*

    Honestly, where can they go with Prom 2? It'll probably turn out hokey Star-Trek-esque no matter what. I like the whole weaponized Alien concept going on in the first film, but I feel it was something that just wasn't focused on enough and it wasn't scary or suspenseful. The idea is there but it's not properly realized.

    We need that dark, unknown, Giger, hellish universe presented in the first Alien film to come back.
    This.
  27. PsyKore
    Honestly, where can they go with Prom 2? It'll probably turn out hokey Star-Trek-esque no matter what. I like the whole weaponized Alien concept going on in the first film, but I feel it was something that just wasn't focused on enough and it wasn't scary or suspenseful. The idea is there but it's not properly realized.

    We need that dark, unknown, Giger, hellish universe presented in the first Alien film to come back.
  28. Mr. Clemens
    Is it possible that somebody can pull a save like Wrath of Kahn?

    That isn't the norm.

    It hasn't been repeated since then.

    But ANYTHING to keep him away from a BR sequel!
    (Didn't he abuse the original script enough?!)

    I like ST:TMP 10x more than Wrath of Khan (sue me).

    That said, I'll agree that Prometheus needs a 'Wrath of Khan' kind of sequel.

    But I also think that Blade Runner is cinematic perfection. So, we agree and disagree in equal doses!
  29. RobThom
    Is it possible that somebody can pull a save like Wrath of Kahn?

    That isn't the norm.

    It hasn't been repeated since then.

    But ANYTHING to keep him away from a BR sequel!
    (Didn't he abuse the original script enough?!)
  30. Infected
    As for the deleted scene discussion: if a concept is explored in a deleted scene only, it is not part of the released movie and as such, Cameron had no obligation as a story writer to adhere to the cycles of the alien lifeform visualized in that scene. That's my view anyway.


    but nevertheless if the second Prometheus will only revolve around Shaw and David they have to come up with some good sheit.

    Perfectly fine by me, if they can get the story right. 2001 essentially only had 2 human characters as well for most of the film. Moon had 1 (or perhaps 2 but I don't wanna spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it).
    Fine by me too, but knowing the alien franchise, its all based on build-up-killings, like i said before it would have been much better if there werent any deaths in Prometheus or maybe just one by getting lost or some infection like the Fifield incident but besides that i would love to see some more mystery and build up and explorations, it could be me getting older but im not interested in the killings, like in Alien if you would take away the first act till the xeno bursts out of Hurt to me Alien would not be so interesting,
    its the undefined jockey stuff and weird shaped ship that creates and sets the tension to me.
    so yeah its possible to make a good story with two characters...
  31. Eva
    As for the deleted scene discussion: if a concept is explored in a deleted scene only, it is not part of the released movie and as such, Cameron had no obligation as a story writer to adhere to the cycles of the alien lifeform visualized in that scene. That's my view anyway.


    but nevertheless if the second Prometheus will only revolve around Shaw and David they have to come up with some good sheit.

    Perfectly fine by me, if they can get the story right. 2001 essentially only had 2 human characters as well for most of the film. Moon had 1 (or perhaps 2 but I don't wanna spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it).
  32. Xenoscream
    I don't think there was anything to say that the cocooning material, itself, was doing that. In fact, I think that in one version of that deleted scene (or at least, an early script draft), she asks Dallas what the Alien, itself, has done, which provokes some kind of emotional reaction from him, inferring he underwent some kind of violating invasion. And in the novelisation, based on the script, Alan Dean Foster writes of Ripley's thoughts going back to a comment Ash makes, in regards to parasitical wasps impregnating spiders (which I'd imagine would have been based on notes which were passed to him when he was writing the novel).

    So, I don't think there was ever even behind-the-scenes intention of implying the cocoon material was doing anything but holding Dallas and Brett in place. It was something the Alien did which was meant to have begun the mutation process.

    Also, in concept art, Giger (and, I think, O'Bannon) has the nest material more along the lines of silk, with Dallas and Brett undergoing the change into eggs, which further implies that it wasn't the material which was causing it. Later on, its general appearance changed to look more like what we know of today.

    Yep I agree that the Alien did something to them and it's not the hive material that doing that. One cool idea for a new film would be to rescue someone who has just started the progress and hopelessly try to cure them as they mutated into an egg.
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