Damon Lindelof Discusses ‘Prometheus’ Sequel
Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter to Ridley Scott’s Alien precursor, Prometheus, has been discussing the sequel to the prequel.
Lindelof was criticised by some fans of the sci-fi classic for his involvement in Prometheus, as the film went on to receive mixed reviews last year. However, Fox are still willing to make a second instalment to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw’s adventures.
But Lindelof, who made his name writing for TV’s Lost, has already ruled himself out of making a return to the movie.
This announcement is believed to have shocked the studio, who are now struggling to find a replacement for the scriptwriter.
But Lindelof has now looked to quash these worries, stating that there are plenty of writers who can fill his shoes.
Lindelof told Collider, “As to whether Ridley and Fox are ‘freaking out’ about me not working on a sequel, well that’s news to me. I retain awesome relationships with both.”
“More importantly, the idea that there aren’t many, MANY writers out there capable of taking the reins is sort of ridiculous,” added Lindelof. “I did not map out a trilogy and then walk when the going got tough. Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know me and doesn’t know the truth.”
Late last year, Lindelof revealed that he wouldn’t be returning to the franchise, after his work on the original was criticised.
Discussing his decision, Lindelof stated, “The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite. Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it. And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in.”
He then added, “The idea of building a sequel to it – from the ground up this time – with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, ‘Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life,’ I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability.”
Lindelof then announced that he wants to now concentrate on other projects.