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 now” at a press conference (3:25) for his latest film, The Counselor.
It’s not much to go on but Bleeding Cool is reporting that Dark Horse will be introducing Prometheus characters to their Alien comics:
“While I have no finalised details in terms of the creative team, but I understand that much in the same way Dark Horse expanded the lore of Aliens with their line of comics from the eighties to the current decade…!”
It’s not much to go on, expanding a little further from a previous article: “Dark Horse Comics looks like they’ll be launching a brand new line of Aliens titles.. But intriguingly they will be adding the characters from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus into the fold.”
Dark Horse haven’t released an Aliens series since 2009 and I’ve been keen to see where they’d take Prometheus if they did expand. Thanks to VikingSpawn for the news.
“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 year’s sci-fi blockbuster, “Prometheus.” (…) He is repped by ICM Partners and Madhouse Entertainment.“
Previous reports stated that Fox was having some trouble finding a way to continue the story of Elizabeth Shaw and were taking pitches from any writers. Thanks to Aspie for the news.
According to Prometheus Movie News, they’ve received an anonymous tip that English actor Rik Barnett could be in line for a role in a sequel to Prometheus. He has reportedly met with Ridley Scott several times to discuss his role.
According to the source, Ridley Scott, who is still set to direct Prometheus 2 has apparently met many times with an English actor named Rik Barnett for an undisclosed role in Prometheus 2. The source adds that Rik’s potential role could be connected to Noomi Rapace’s character (Elizabeth Shaw).
Our source adds that until the script is finalized, anything is possible and nothing is final, but they do hint at the strong possibility that Rik Barnett will have some kind of role in Prometheus 2. The fact that Ridley is reportedly personally meeting with this actor on multiple occasions, suggests that his role will not be a minor one and with the hint that his role could relate to Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw adds further speculation!
But who is Rik Barnett? Well, He is an English actor who won best supporting actor award from Ibiza International Film Festival in 2010, for his work in Rebels Without a Clue. You can learn more about him on his website as well as a history of his works, by visiting his IMDB page.
Take this news as a rumour for now as we’ve heard hardly anything about a potential sequel to Prometheus or whether Ridley Scott would be involved again. Thanks to Chris P and RoaryUK for the news.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, Twentieth Century Fox is allegedly having some trouble to find a way to continue the story of Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus 2 and are taking pitches from any writers. Additionally, Badassdigest reports:
“Fox has been taking many, many meetings with screenwriters (…) screenwriters have been pretty much bringing in their own pitches, not working within an established frame.”
It has been known for a while that Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof, won’t be working on the sequel. Most recently John Spaihts has also confirmed that he won’t be taking part on Ridley Scotts’s upcoming film. Both writers have stated in the past that there was some talk about what subsequent movies would potentially bring if Prometheus was to receive a sequel.
Damon Lindelof’s comment on these reports can be found here.
Thanks to Gazz for the news.
Prometheus concept artist, Carlos Huante, has recently uploaded a large collection of Prometheus artwork to his portfolio. The gallery includes early designs for the Deacon, Engineers, storyboards and more. Bellow you can find a selection of his artwork which wasn’t included on the Blu-ray release from last year.
Click the Read More button to see the rest. Thanks to LarsVader for the news.
The prop store of London is offering a variety of props used in recent film Prometheus by Ridley Scott. The items range from the Pyramid ampules to the air canisters used by Shaw at the end of the film. Memorabilia from the Alien films and Alien vs. Predator is also up for sale in the store, including a damaged Bishop puppet from Alien 3 or a production used draft from Aliens. You can check out all the items here.
Ridley Scott was reportedly offered the chance to do a Director’s Cut of Prometheus by 20th Century Fox but refused according to Blu-Ray producer Charles de Lauzirika. This news was initially posted on BleedingCool a couple of days ago who attended a press event but now DigitalSpy have a direct quote from him.
DVD and Blu-ray producer Charles de Lauzirika, who directed the epic 220-minute Making Of documentary The Furious Gods, confirmed to Digital Spy that Fox offered Scott the chance to re-cut the film for its home entertainment release. ”It was discussed quite a bit, the idea of an extended cut,” de Lauzirika said. “But the theatrical cut is Ridley’s director’s cut.” Fox very kindly offered him the opportunity to create a new cut of the film, and he said ‘No, this is my cut, and I’ll give you thirty-something minutes of deleted scenes on the side’. ”It was that simple, there was really no debate and no argument.”
Never say never. Plenty of films have gotten Director Cuts or Extended Cuts years after they have been released so we may still get one eventually. Thanks to Valaquen for the news.
There’s a fairly interesting interview with Blu-Ray/DVD Producer Charles de Lauzirika on Blu-Ray.com who talks about what went on making the Prometheus Blu-Ray set and particularly the Furious Gods documentary. He mentions that they were in serious discussions to get an interview with HR Giger.
Was there anything you wish you could’ve included but couldn’t for various reasons?
I would’ve loved to have interviewed H.R. Giger. We were certainly into serious discussions on that.
He does show up briefly.
Yeah, I’m glad we got him in the documentary; at least he’s a presence there. I shot that footage of him and Ridley working together. There was a last minute scramble to get Giger’s approval to include it, and I’m glad we did. It would’ve been nice to sit him down and do a proper interview, but at least he’s in there in some form. But beyond that, I’ve gotta be honest, I think we got pretty much everything. There are always little things, and down the road, if there’s a 10th or 20th anniversary release, and there’s ever a need to go in and add more stuff, there’s plenty. But by the same token, we didn’t hold anything back. What you have is what we intended to include.
He also mentions that the deleted scenes were initially selected by editor Pietro Scalia and eventually approved by Ridley Scott. Thanks to Valaquen for the news.
20th Century Fox has released yet another clip from the documentary featured in the Prometheus Blu-ray today. Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and more talk about working with director Ridley Scott in this video. You can see a few moments from their screen tests here too. The full length screen tests and documentary can be found on the Collector’s Edition. Click below to watch the video.
Thanks to Virgil for the link.