‘Prometheus’ Sequel Moving Forward at Fox

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Jack Paglen to Write the Script; Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender Expected to Return

Fox and Ridley Scott are getting closer to returning to space as Jack Paglen (“Transcendence”) is in talks to write the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, “Prometheus.”

Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return.

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Plot details are still be worked out but Scott has said in interviews that while the first “Prometheus” had several elements linking it to the “Alien” franchise, this latest installment will feel more like its own film.

Despite not having a greenlight, the sci-fi movie’s new screenwriter is a good sign for a project Fox has been wary of committing to even though the last installment, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, made more than $400 million worldwide.

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For Paglen, the film marks his second high-profile project following Wally Pfister and Johnny Depp’s sci-fi thriller “Transcendence,” which opens next April.

He is repped by ICM Partners and Madhouse Entertainment.

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  1. I enjoyed Prometheus. I’d actually prefer to see a film that ties in MORE with the original franchise. So many unanswered questions and opportunities to explore. Glad to see Scott and gang moving on with the franchise, though; great subject matter.

  2. trevogre says:

    I really enjoyed Prometheus. Hipster cynicism strikes again. There is a extreme deficit in the science fiction genre. We need 10x the content, at least, that we have now. So taking pot shots at Ridley Scott serves nothing. You just send the hollywood people back to making crap reality shows.

    Congratulations for finding fault. You are so smart.

    I wish the sequel would be out tomorrow, and than they would make an Alien, Predator, Prometheus universe movie every year.

    They don’t all have to be perfect. Story telling is about making magic and exploring concepts, not about creating fully realized and consistent second realities. Superman can fly. THAT MAKES NO SENSE. So what. Let’s just have fun exploring concepts and suspending our disbelief.

  3. Ryan says:

    Plot details are still being worked out, huh? Did they figure out the plot to the first movie yet? They might want to do that first. Actually I’m kidding. I’ve read detailed explanations of the first movie online and it’s actually much better if you don’t know, because it’s just incredibly stupid. Better to be confused.

  4. sonia says:

    If you dont like movie you have no imagination period! … quit beyotching and enjoy what you get or dont watch it plan and simple. The movie rocked \m/

  5. harry georgatos says:

    THE FIRST MOVIE HAD A STINKER OF A SCREENPLAY AND SERIOUS PLOT HOLES AND CHARACTER ACTION THAT DID NOT MAKE SENSE!!! A sequel is not necessary as the first movie struggled to make a decent profit!! If 20th Century Fox wants to develop old material they’re sitting on an untapped gold mine with X-FILES. The second X-FILES movie did not meet audience expectations and was a flop because it veered off the alien paranoia formula to a complete different story outline that audience did not want. THE X-FILES is a potential goldmine once the studio realises that it has to develop the alien men-in-black government conspiracy elements with a budget that can do the show justice on an IMAX screen. And just because the X-FILES may once again become a film event it doesn’t mean the material should be dumbed down for mainstream America. Take a note out of the films Christopher Nolan has made. The first and most important step is to get a sophisticated script that does justice to the core of the tv show. Forget a sequel to PROMETHEUS, at best it might make $300 million on the world stage. Not worth the effort!!

    • Scott Lines says:

      The X Files could be a big big property if handled right. But have any new version set in a post invasion world – but mankind has no memory of the event as we are now controlled by the aliens. The new X Files team discover the truth and fight back!

  6. kenmandu says:

    Another sequel nobody wants as Hollywood’s powers-that-be squeeze every dime they can with no regard to originality and certainly no pride–It even applies to the formerly praiseworthy Ridley Scott now using his clout to stay relevant while producing rubbish.

  7. Chris says:

    I believe it’s Jack PAGLEN, not Palgen…

    • Scott Lines says:

      Ditto The X Files. Great property right under Foxes nose. Maybe have it set 25 years after the original show and have a new FBI team looking into mysteries cases: but the angle is that this is in a post ‘invaded’ world where the aliens are manipulating our every move and the new Mulder and Scully reveal the truth!

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