Ridley Scott Says Script For 'Prometheus 2' Is Written While 'The Forever War' Is Still Coming Along

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 30, 2013 11:26 AM
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Ridley Scott wasn't just toying around with the genre after returning to sci-fi with last year's "Prometheus"; he's jumped into those waters with both feet. While reception to the movie was decidedly mixed, it didn't take long for sequel talk to start and earlier this year, Noomi Rapace had even told us she met with Scott about the movie, noting that the script was being worked on. Fast forward a few months and it was revealed that "Transcendence" writer Jack Paglen had been hired to write the movie, while a comic is also being developed to continue the story. But when will see it on the big screen? Ridley Scott won't pin down a date but it seems things are moving along swiftly.

" 'Prometheus 2' is written," he told Empire"I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…" Of course, we know the 2014 movie is his currently shooting Bible epic "Exodus," but we'll have to keep wait and see which of the five thousand projects Scott is attached to any one moment coalesces for his next effort. But one of them could be his long developing "The Forever War," which seems to building some steam.

Linked to Scott since as far back as 2008, the project gained some new life last fall when D.W. Harper ("Edge Of Tomorrow," "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters") was roped in to write, and it seems to have paid off.  He also spoke about it in a recent interview, so it's clearly bubbling up among his long laundry list of projects. "We’ve finally got a very good draft of that for Fox," he told the movie magazine about gestating film. "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…" 

So, as always, we'll see. Until then, all eyes are on "Exodus," which lands on December 12, 2014. 

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5 Comments

  • Satorical | October 31, 2013 11:44 AMReply

    I loved Prometheus and saw it three times in the theater. I can't wait for the sequel.

    Suck it, internet.

  • Donella | October 31, 2013 10:19 AMReply

    I thought Alien vs. Predator buried the Alien series. But I actually believe Prometheus drove the final nail into that coffin.

  • m | October 31, 2013 9:01 AMReply

    Dear Mr Scott did you read the script this time?

  • Xian | October 30, 2013 12:07 PMReply

    I'm more disappointed by Ridley Scott's films than I am most any other director. You never know if you'll get something on part with Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise, or BHD… or, on the other side of the scale, Body of Lies, Prometheus, 1492: Conquest of Paradise. For a keen visual stylist, his storytelling skills are all over the map, and often underwhelming.

  • Matthew | October 30, 2013 6:56 PM

    Exactly! Why they continue to finance his films is beyond comprehension. He's visually a great director, but where's the story? Surely he has a few excellent scripts floating around; we can only hope...

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