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Whether you like it or not, it looks like a sequel to "Prometheus" is coming our way. At least, that's what a new article from Variety suggests.
Word of Fox and the producers' intention to quickly follow-up the $400 worldwide hit spread just months after the original film debuted, with THR naming 2014 or 2015 as potential targets.
Even though those date now seem unrealistic considering how long it takes a project like "Prometheus" to get going, there is progress. Variety is reporting that Jack Palgen, who wrote "Dark Knight" cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence," which stars Johnny Depp, has been hired to write the script.
A writer announcement has been expected for some time, ever since Damon Lindelof announced that he would not be returning to write the screenplay for the sequel. That announcement resulted in a gossipy story about how producers were pissed because Lindelof wrote them into a corner. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel is moving forward, and 20th Century Fox has hired Jack Paglen (Transcendence) to write the film. As of right now, Scott is only attached as a producer on the film so there's a chance he won't be back to direct it. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to reprise their roles though.
There's no information on what the story will entail, but one of the last things we heard was that Scott and the studio were having a hard time cracking the story. I just don't think those issues were as bad as they were made out to be. I'm sure they had some kind of plan in place while making the first film.
A lot of fans blamed Damon Lindelof for the ridiculous aspects of the first film, but they forget that making a movie is a collaborative effort, and Scott himself could »
- Joey Paur
The sequel to the controversial Prometheus has been in works since before the movie even hit theaters, and now the untitled sequel has a screenwriter. That would be Jack Paglen, who wrote Transcendence, the first film directed by Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer Wally Pfister that’s coming in 2014 (and has a helluva cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Cillian Murphy, Rebecca Hall and more). Clearly Paglen is on the rise.
Ridley Scott has agreed with the writer’s vision for the sequel, and will likely direct the film, from Scott Free Productions. Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are likely to return for the second installment, though that hasn’t been set in stone. »
- Andy Greene
Prometheus 2: The sequel to a reboot that turned out to be a prequel is moving forward. Jack Palgen, a writer who recently gained heat with his script for Johnny Depp's upcoming sci-fi thriller Transcendence, is in talks to pen the screenplay for the sequel to Prometheus, which has not yet been given the green light by Fox. Ridley Scott will serve as one of the producers, with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace hinted for returning roles. [Variety] Frozen: Disney's animated movie Frozen, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is due in theaters on November 27, but the studio has kept its cards close to the vest in regard to the look of the characters. New pictures (and the first trailer), however, reveal the film's heroine, voiced by Kristen...
- Peter Martin
Despite being one of the most divisive films in recent memory, Prometheus was a solid hit at the box office, with Ridley Scott's sort-of-prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien pulling in over $400 million worldwide, so it comes as little surprise that 20th Century Fox is keen to push ahead with plans for a sequel.
According to Variety, Fox has tapped screenwriter Jack Paglen (Transendence) to pen the script for the follow-up, which may or may not see Ridley Scott returning to the director's chair (although he is set to at least produce the film through his Scott Free banner). Both Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) are expected to return to the cast.
- Flickering Myth
Ridley Scott and Fox have at last found a worthy scribe for the sequel to their 2012 galactic epic, Prometheus. The two are eyeing Jack Paglen, writer of Wally Pfister’s first directorial effort Transcendence, which will be released in April of next year.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to return as Elizabeth Shaw and android David. Though it is still uncertain if Ridley Scott will be directing, he will be producing with his company Scott Free Productions.
Not much is known of the sequel’s plot. All Scott has revealed in interviews is that while the first film was heavily rooted in the Alien franchise, the second instalment will stray farther.
Prometheus was written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and brought in over $400 million worldwide. Jack Paglen has a lot to live up to with the sequel, especially so since there are many, both fans and detractors, »
- Katherine Kranz
They say that if you play with fire, you're going to get burned. Just ask the Greek god Prometheus. He played with fire and got burned to the tune of an eternity of birds eating his innards. Some might say there's an object lesson in that.
But Ridley Scott is apparently not one of those people, because according to Variety, the legendary director is proceeding full speed ahead with "Prometheus 2" despite widespread critical derision and fan disappointment with last year's "Prometheus."
At least he'll be doing it with a new writer.
That's because, as we reported last month, "Lost" creator and "Prometheus" writer Damon Lindelof has decided not to return for another go-round. Instead, it seems that Scott and the suits and Fox have targeted screenwriter Jack Paglen (who is responsible for the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi epic "Transcendence") to pen the next installment.
Just what "Prometheus 2" will actually be about, »
- Scott Harris
Rejoice or groan, the sequel to Prometheus is moving forward. According to Variety, both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender should return, and Jack Paglen – the writer of Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence — will be writing the script. Hopefully all the cohesive elements of the screenplay that help make sense of everything will end up being in the movie this time around. But what else is there? Prometheus was so divisive that you’re either currently pumping your fist or pumping your fist with a sad look on your face. About the only general consequence is that it keeps Ridley Scott in this universe a little longer — theoretically preventing him from doing other projects. Although, presumably it’ll be holding him back temporarily from going back into other wells he’s drained before. So there’s that. The only confusing thing about this news is that Variety is claiming that this entry will “feel more like its »
- Scott Beggs
"Prometheus 2" is moving closer to reality. According to Variety, Jack Palgen is in talks to write the "Prometheus" sequel, which Ridley Scott will produce for Twentieth Century Fox. (Whether he directs as well is unclear.) Palgen is a new name among blockbuster screenwriters; his first credit won't happen until next year, as Palgen wrote the Johnny Depp film "Transcendence," which long-time Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister is directing as his feature debut.
As had been reported earlier, "Prometheus 2" won't be written by original co-writer Damon Lindelof. The bête noire of many internet commenters wasn't able to continue work on the "Prometheus" sequel because of prior commitments. After a report claimed that Lindelof left the project abruptly, angering Scott and Fox in the process, Lindelof cleared things up in an email to Slashfilm:
If I take on too many projects at one time, there is a higher probability of those projects sucking. »
- Christopher Rosen
While working on the first "Prometheus" film, Ridley Scott brought on Damon Lindelof ("Lost") to help figure out the story for the movie. Lindelof ended up completely re-writing the script and taking the "Alien" prequel in a completely new direction. Scott and Lindelof worked out ideas for not only "Prometheus," but also it's follow-up. Unfortunately, Lindelof is too busy to return to write the actual script for "Prometheus 2." Now comes word that Scott and 20th Century Fox have hired newcomer Jack Paglen to write the sequel. Paglen doesn't have much of a resume, but he recently wrote the script for the upcoming "Transcendence" sci-fi thriller, which will be directed by "The Dark Knight" cinematographer Wally Pfister, and stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to return for "Prometheus 2," which will show us the planet of the engineers and introduce us to god. »
You may not have heard of Jack Paglen just yet, but don’t worry, you will. He’s the guy responsible for writing Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence. That’s quite the opening gig, and it has certainly got the attention of people in high places as Paglen will once again go sci-fi for the sequel to the Alien prequel that is Prometheus.
Prometheus may not have been everyone’s cup of tea, mostly because it just wasn’t very good, but hopefully a new writer can inject sometension, heart, and soul. We have no idea about a plot just yet, as it could follow Noomi Rapace’s character, or just be a completely different beast altogether. It’s also unclear as to when Prometheus 2 will get underway, as director Ridley Scott is also working on a Blade Runner sequel.
Source: The Wrap
- Luke Ryan Baldock
News Simon Brew 18 Jun 2013 - 06:11
20th Century Fox is now pushing ahead with the mooted sequel to last year's Alien prequel of sorts, Prometheus. Prometheus 2 is expected to see Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace returning, and Ridley Scott will at least be producing. It's not definite at this stage that he'll be back in the director's chair, though.
What we do know is that Fox is closing in on a screenwriter to pen Prometheus 2. Variety reports that Jack Palgen, who's written Wally Pfister's upcoming directorlal debut Transcendence, is to write the script. We don't know where the narrative will go, short of the fact that Ridley Scott had suggested in previous interviews that this was the film that leads more directly to the first Alien film.
We'll keep you posted as we hear more. »
Welcome to Hollywood, Jack Paglen. The writer has seen a quick ascension up the Hollywood food chain, thanks to his 2012 Black List placing script for "Transcendence," which is now being made into a Wally Pfister-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced, Johnny Depp-starring movie. Not bad. And for his next trick? He's jumping on board what could be the most difficult sequel in development. Yep, the "Prometheus" sequel is indeed brewing, and Fox are in negotiations for Paglen to write the script. He's inheriting a movie that got a very mixed reception, as well as a franchise that is beloved and practically guarded by fans with very, very high expectations. Regardless, it's a massive stepping stone for Paglen, and if he nails it, the gig could see his career vaulted even further than before. It's easy to see why he'd be willing to take it on -- it's a big challenge »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in February, actress Noomi Rapace revealed that the sequel was moving forward with an unidentified scribe, following a report from December that Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof will not be involved with the follow-up to 2012's Prometheus.
Prometheus earned over $403 million worldwide from a $130 million budget during its theatrical run last summer.
Finally there's something positive to report regarding the sequel to Prometheus! Variety is reporting that 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!
In the original film archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers »
- Uncle Creepy
It's been just over a year since Prometheus hit the big screen last year, and the divisive Alien prequel from director Ridley Scott has a sequel that is finally making some progress. The Wrap reports that 20th Century Fox has just hired Jack Paglen to write Prometheus 2, though no details about where he will take the story are revealed. If Paglen's name doesn't sound familiar, that's because he's a relatively new writer on the scene. But you'll become familiar with his work soon enough since he wrote Transcendence, the sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp that will mark the directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister. At the end of the first film, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) was flying off into space, with a dismembered android David (Michael Fassbender) in search of more information about the Engineers who were poised to destroy Earth after being the architects of the humanity itself on our planet. »
- Ethan Anderton
A second Prometheus film is moving forward.
> Do the 'Prometheus' deleted scenes answer any questions?
Scott has given his approval to Paglen's treatment, an industry insider has claimed, and a formal deal is expected to follow quickly.
The film has grossed over $400 million (£254.5 million) worldwide.
Watch Rafe Spall talking to Digital Spy »
20th Century Fox seems to have a game plan with regards to a sequel to last year’s Prometheus. While director Ridley Scott made no secret of the fact that he envisioned the Alien pseudo-sequel as the beginning of a new franchise, firm movement on the follow-up had yet to materialize. Coming off a box office take of over $400 million worldwide for the R-rated sci-fi pic, Fox was initially said to be targeting a 2014 or 2015 release date for Prometheus 2. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof revealed earlier this year that he opted not to return to pen the follow-up, and a few months ago a story surfaced claiming that Fox was “freaking out” over how to continue the story. Well it appears that a logline for Prometheus 2 has indeed been sorted out, as screenwriter Jack Paglen is in talks to pen the script for the follow-up, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender »
- Adam Chitwood
Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen is in negotiations to write the sequel to Fox and Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Prometheus, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, was one of the most highly anticipated films of 2012. It followed a group of scientists looking for the origins of the human race and opened in theaters in June 2012, going on to become the 15th highest grossing film of the year. It's earned $403.4 million at the worldwide box office to date. Photos: Ridley Scott: His Life and Work Scott's Prometheus, loosely considered a prequel to 1979's Alien, starred Noomi Rapace and
- Rebecca Ford
Variety reports that Jack Palgen is nearing a deal to pen the screenplay for Prometheus 2. He recently wrote Wally Pfister and Johnny Depp’s sci-fi thriller Transcendence, and this is obviously yet another high profile project for the screenwriter. However, while Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are expected to return, there's currently no word on whether Sir Ridley Scott will helm the follow-up. He will however produce it through his Scott Free banner. The first instalment made over $400 million worldwide. Hpw do you guys feel about this news? »
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