Collider recently spoke to Damon Lindelof, writer of Prometheus, at a Star Trek Into Darkness press event where he said he would not be writing the sequel:
““The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.” I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.” And he was like, “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.” He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him.”
I’m sure this will please many as Damon Lindelof is often held responsible for some of the failings of the film. For the full interview click here.