by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Even though a lot of people shit on it, I liked Prometheus. Sure, it wasn’t Ridley Scott’s greatest sci-fi film, but he wanted to try something new while still maintaining ties to a universe that he loved. It was a bold film with an ending that let you know that Scott had more story to tell.
And now he may get to finish that story. In the print version of Total Film, Scott did a little press for his upcoming film The Martian. In that press release he said that shooting on Prometheus 2 could start as early as January 2016.
“I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” Scott said.
This could happen, but it does have a few things working against it.
Now, the director has been recently attached to the adaptation of The Cartel, which Leonardo DiCaprio has been circling to lead. The DEA / Cartel film may take a while to get together though, so Prometheus 2 could be a good time killer until The Cartel is ready to get up and running.
There also happens to be the Neill Blomkamp Alien film that is in the works. Could FOX really want two films set in the same universe so close together? Why not? It’s not like they’d intersect and they would be telling two totally different stories set in two different timelines. Scott even said that he’s looking use alien lifeforms other than the classic Xenomorphs.
Ridley Scott has been known to talk up projects and just let them sit by the wayside though. We may have to wait until the calendar turns to 2016 to find out if the filmmaker will continue the saga that he began back in 2012.