Last week, Fox announced release dates for a number of films. Among them were Marvel movies like the sequel to ‘The Wolverine’ and the new ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, but they also revealed that an untitled Ridley Scott project is on the schedule as well. At the time, it was a mystery as to what that film from the legendary filmmaker who brought us such science fiction classics as ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ could be, but now reports seem to indicate that it could be the sequel to 2012’s ‘Prometheus’, which has just signed on a new writer to take a pass at the script.
Multiple sources say that 20th Century Fox has scheduled ‘Prometheus 2’ to be released in March 2016. Production is scheduled to start after Scott has completed his take on Moses called ‘Exodus’. But before anything gets started on the next chapter of the ‘Alien’ prequel franchise, the script that was originally written by ‘Transcendence’ scribe Jack Paglen will go through a rewrite at the hands of ‘Green Lantern’ screenwriter Michael Green. Previously, Green has worked with Scott on the new ‘Blade Runner’ movie, which will be pushed back in favor of the ‘Prometheus’ sequel, and has impressed the filmmaker and the studio enough to continue working with him.
While no parties have confirmed this as of yet, Green’s script is said to be more “alien-y and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise”. The report also says that there is expected to be multiple versions of the android David, one of the sole survivors of the mission from the first movie played by Michael Fassbender.
With the original film written by Damon Lindelof receiving mixed reviews, I wonder how the critics will respond to a sequel written by Green, whose Hal Jordan picture starring Ryan Reynolds for Warner Bros. was less than stellar. However, ‘Prometheus’ also grossed over $400 million worldwide, so it seems that audiences believe in Scott enough to put up with some sketchy storytelling.
What do you think about Michael Green writing the next draft of ‘Prometheus 2’? Do you think that it’ll be another ‘Green Lantern’ situation that will leave audiences disappointed? Or do you think that there’s a reason why Ridley Scott is working with this man not once, but twice? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: The Wrap