Although it might not have done quite the box office business that 20th Century Fox may have been hoping for, the studio has confirmed that a sequel is being developed for this summer’s Alien franchise semi-prequel Prometheus.
The Hollywood Reporter received confirmation from the studio that they and director Ridley Scott are actively pushing ahead in developing a follow up film. Currently star Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed to reprise their characters in any potential sequel.
Currently, the studio and Scott are looking for writers for the project. Although Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof had stated during the promotional lead up to the release of the film that he had many ideas for a potential sequel, the studio stated that the writer’s schedule appears to be heavily booked already with other projects.
Honestly, I look forward to Scott further exploring the Alien franchise universe that he opened up with Prometheus. And if Lindelof isn’t along for the ride that might not be such a bad thing either. Although the film’s main plot and themes were conceived by Scott, it was Lindelof who authored the film’s final draft and may be the one responsible for many of the film’s smaller problems.