Ridley Scott’s back on form with more ambiguous and disheartening news. Speaking with Empire, the tired director confirmed that the sequel to PROMETHEUS has already been penned and that there’s really nothing we can do to stop it now:
“PROMETHEUS 2 is written…PROMETHEUS was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea…”".
Scott didn’t clarify when it might move into production so it could be a while before we get the sequel to the clumsy ALIEN tie-in that no-one is eagerly awaiting. He spoke instead about two new projects set for 2014 and 2015, one being the biblical epic EXODUS:
“I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…”
As well as those two upcoming features, Scott mentioned that another unnecessary sequel was in the works in the form of BLADE RUNNER 2:
“Yeah, we’re working on [BLADE RUNNER 2] right now – that will happen sooner or later.”
Let’s hope it’s later, as in sometime after the sun expands and destroys earth. There hasn’t been any word yet on whether Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard.