20th Century Fox has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the studio is “actively pushing ahead” with a follow-up to Prometheus.
Ridley Scott’s R-rated ancient astronaut-themed Alien prequel grossed a very respectable $303 million this summer and the director is now keen to further explore the Prometheus universe.
Although original stars Michael Fassbenderand Noomi Rapacehave already signed up for Scott’s sequel, Fox is currently in talks with new writers to replace Damon Lindelof, who “might not be available” -- perhaps no bad thing as Prometheus’ plot-hole-filled screenplay was arguably the film’s weakest element.
“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie,” says Fox president of production Emma Watts, “but we have to get it right. We can't rush it.”
What extraterrestrial wonders -- and terrors -- await the remaining crew of the Prometheus will be revealed in 2014 or 2015.