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‘Prometheus’ Sequel Moving Forward at Fox

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.

SEE ALSO: Ridley Scott, Syfy to Adapt Philip K. Dick’s “Castle”

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.

SEE ALSO: Michael Fassbender Game for “Assassin’s Creed”

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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