Published On: Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014

Ridley Scott says ‘Prometheus’ sequel will have a ‘fresher form’ of alien

While promoting his new epic film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott confirmed that the script for a Prometheus sequel is done and that fans can expect a “fresher” version.

“[The original Alien was] the definitive dragon and he’s a mother. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2, what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”

photo/Brandon Jones at Universal Studios Orlando 2012

photo/Brandon Jones at Universal Studios Orlando 2012

Scott was speaking with The Australian, but didn’t offer other details, saying his new approach would be “getting away from gods and dragons” (“gods” referring to the Engineers, “dragons” referring to the Xenomorphs, it would seem).

Earlier reports that the Alien franchise’s signature xenomorphs won’t appear in the film, despite the filmmaker’s admission that the creature featured in the final moments of Prometheus bears a strong resemblance to that classic villain in his 1979 film.

“… after four (films), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start,” the Gladiator director explained to Yahoo Movies Sept. 24 interview.”

“She can’t go to Earth,” says Noomi Rapace said of her character, Elizabeth Shaw. “There’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where they came from, those creatures… so what’s there? I don’t know.”

Released in June 2012, Prometheus brought in more than $400 million at the box office.

Scott will have Michael Fassbender and Rapace back and Prometheus 2 is still set to arrive in theaters on March 6, 2016 


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