A year ago this past weekend, Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated prequel to the Alien franchise, Prometheus, opened in theaters, leaving many fans scratching their heads over many of the film’s unanswered questions. And while there has been talk of a sequel that would further explore those dangling plot threads, there hasn’t been any concrete movement on the project until now.
Studio Twentieth Century Fox and Scott are currently in talks with screenwriter Jack Palgen to write the script for Prometheus 2. That’s a pretty big gig for a writer whose only credit so far is the science-fiction thriller Transcendence currently filming with Johnny Depp and not due in theaters until next year.
Presumably, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be returning for the new film as their characters are the only ones left alive at the end of Prometheus. We last saw them heading out towards the homeworld of the Engineers, the humanoid aliens who are responsible for both the creation of the human race and the xenomorphs of the Alien franchise.
Less sure about their participation is Ridley Scott. Variety is reporting that while the director will be producing the film through his Scott Free production company “it’s unknown at this time if he will direct.”