Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was released last year on June 8 and 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions are already moving forward with the currently Untitled Prometheus Sequel—which may as well be called “Prometheus 2″ until something better comes along–as they’ve hired Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen to write the screenplay, according to The Wrap.
As some of you may already know, Transcendence is the directorial debut by Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, a sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman, so it’s quite an impressive follow-up for the relative newcomer Paglen.
Although Paglen has been rumored for the gig for some time, Ridley Scott has agreed to his take on the direction for the sequel and negotiations are underway.
While the original Prometheus was meant as a prequel of sorts to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, the sequel would probably follow-up from the events in Prometheus and branch away from the Alien connections.
Prometheus grossed $403 million worldwide based on a production budget of $130 million and right now it looks like Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will reprise their roles as Dr. Elizabeth Shan and the android David in Prometheus 2, though this is unconfirmed.