As a lover of great films, I greatly admire Ridley Scott's best works. ALIEN is still probably my personal favorite horror film of all time and Blade Runner is one of my personal favorite sci-fi films ever as well. Hell, I even enjoyed Prometheus, though I felt it could have been much, much better. That being said, I was personally glad to hear that Damon Lindelof wasn't going to be involved in the screenwriting process for Prometheus 2 (for obvious reasons) and have been cautiously optimistic for how the next film might turn out whenever it gets made.
But as I've spent the past hour or so catching myself up to speed on the matter and speculation from the fellow members here at the forum, I've started to wonder if it's in the film's best interest for Ridley to be its director? From the sound of things, it appears that he tends to be very controlling on the screenwriters and design teams so that the final product looks exactly
how he personally envisioned it.
What if Ridley were to step down from directing the film himself and only act as a producer or creative consultant for the making of Prometheus 2? Who would you personally hope to direct the film in Ridley's place? Or do you think that it could only be done successfully with Ridley?
While he doesn't have too many credentials to his name, I'd personally want Gareth Edwards to direct the film. He's the director for the upcoming Godzilla remake that will be coming out in May and also made the indie monster film, Monsters, a few years back. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders for storytelling and even has a really good eye for beautiful/haunting cinematic shots. Take a look at the trailer for Godzilla if you want an example of what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw#ws
I could see Edwards making a film that properly satisfied Ridley's thirst for a 'thought-provoking' film while also being legitimately terrifying to please the fans.
But again, what do you all think on the matter?