The Australian has managed to speak to director Ridley Scott whilst he was doing promotion for his upcoming biblical film, The Exodus. In the interview he provides a brief update on Prometheus 2:
“It’s fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Rather than a dragon, Scott describes his original Alien as “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf . . ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history,” Scott says. “So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” The Prometheus “baby” alien was, he concedes, “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver. His next one promises to be very different.
We’ve known for some time that Ridley wanted to distance himself from the Alien itself, a point he re-iterated in September. What I find odd is he wants to move away from “gods”. This is particularly odd in that Prometheus revolved around revealing the Engineers to be our creators. The article also mentions that Ridley is planning on starting production of Prometheus 2 at the end of 2015. Thanks to Scified and blacklabel for the news.