Ridley Scott Says ‘Prometheus 2’ Is Still Happening

Ridley Scott is still hard at work on Prometheus 2.

According to the acclaimed filmmaker, the script for the proposed sequel is still being written. However, it’s unknown when the flick will begin production.

While promoting his latest movie The Counselor, reporters asked Ridley Scott about the status of the follow-up. Although he didn’t provide any specific details about Prometheus 2, fans of the original can rest assured knowing that the project is still moving forward.

“Prometheus is being written right now. Number two,” he explained at a recent press conference.

According to Metro, this isn’t the first bit of news regarding the Prometheus sequel to bubble up in recent days. Star Noomi Rapace said not too long ago that work on the script on the follow-up was already underway. The actress also said met recently met with Ridley Scott to discuss the upcoming project.

Broadway World reports that Prometheus wasn’t overwhelmingly popular when it hit theaters back in 2012. The $130 million sci-fi flick made $126 million during its domestic run in the US. However, the movie was much more popular overseas. This helped push its worldwide box office total to around $400 million.

Prometheus 2 isn’t the only sequel Ridley Scott has in his sights these days. The Inquisitr previously reported that work recently began on the Blade Runner 2 script. Although early reports suggested that star Harrison Ford wouldn’t return for the follow-up, the actor said something a little different earlier this month.

“We’ve been chatting about it. I truly admire [Ridley Scott] as a man and as a director and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the further telling of this story,” Ford said.

Unfortunately for the filmmaker, The Counselor failed to find an audience with moviegoers over the week. In addition to receiving a handful of negative reviews ahead of its release, the thriller only managed to scrape together $8 million at the box office.

Although Ridley Scott clearly had a passion for No Country for Old Men writer Cormac McCarthy’s script, audiences were clearly turned off by the flick.

“here’s a deep sense of stress that starts about halfway through, and you can’t put your finger on why. When you’re reading the script, it’s like there’s a series of cogs in a very clever clock. The cogs start to engage and — a good word is dread. And the dread sets in, and it stays there,” the director told The New York Times.

Are you a fan of director Ridley Scott? Do you think the world needs Prometheus 2?

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