Opinions may have been divided amongst fans about Ridley Scott’s 2012 Alien-prequel Prometheus. but it certainly made enough money that studio Twentieth Century Fox is interested in having the director deliver a sequel. And Prometheus 2 appears to be the next project on the director’s plate.
In a recent profile of Scott in Total Film (as pointed out by SciFied) there is the claim that cameras will be rolling on Prometheus 2 this coming January. Total Film follows this up by quoting Scott as saying “I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” so that suggests, at least, that their information originated with Scott himself.
Scott had been developing Prometheus 2 for awhile with writers Jack Paglen and Michael Green working on the screenplay.
As they are pretty much the only two survivors at the end of Prometheus, it is assumed that Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be returning for the sequel.
As of yet, Twentieth Century Fox has not announced a release date for Prometheus 2 though if they are shooting in early 2016 I would suspect we’ll see it at some point in 2017, though that is also around the time that Neil Blomkamp’s proposed Alien film is expected. Scott recently signed to do The Cartel, the story of Mexican drug lord El Chapo. Given that El Chapo recently made headlines for an escape from a Mexican prison, it could be assumed that Fox would want to capitalize on that. But since both projects are for the same studio I don’t think there will be too much trouble in getting the schedule worked out.