‘Prometheus 2’ Lands ‘Transcendence’ Writer

Prometheus 2 will be written by Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen.

Since enough people turned out to see the sci-fi flick in theaters last year, apparently director Ridley Scott and the folks at 20th Century Fox are interested in putting together a sequel.

In order to make that happen, the director and the studio needed a writer. Since a lot of good things have been said about his script for Transcendence, Jack Paglen ended up landing the Prometheus 2 job. Work on the project is expected to begin shortly.

According to Coming Soon, Prometheus 2 doesn’t have an official title to speak of just yet. Instead, the project is currently unknown as Untitled Prometheus Sequel. Since that’s difficult to fit into a headline, most websites are using the placeholder Prometheus 2 until something better comes along.

Fans of the flick have probably heard Jack Paglen’s named mentioned before in regards to the proposed follow-up. The Wrap reports that he’s currently in negotiations with 20th Century Fox for the Prometheus gig. The next installment is also rumored to be moving away from the connections to Ridley Scott’s Alien universe.


Although I wasn’t necessarily a huge fan of Scott’s Prometheus, apparently I’m in the minority. The 2012 flick ended up with a “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 72 percent. The film also performed pretty well at the box office; the flick would ultimately go on to make around $406 million worldwide.

Before Prometheus 2 arrives in theaters, curious parties will be able to check out Paglen’s work on Transcendence. The movie will serve as Wally Pfister’s directorial debut. The talented cinematographer previously worked on several of Christopher Nolan’s movies. The movie will hit theaters next year.

Are you a fan of director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus? Are you looking forward to catching Prometheus 2 when and if it finally arrives on the big screen?