Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien was nominated for an Oscar in the Visual Effects category, but lost out to a CGI-ed tiger from Life of Pi that won four Oscars in total, more than any other film.
It’s still hard to believe that two of Prometheus greatest elements, such as the music score by Marc Streitenfeld and the performance by Michael Fassbender, were not nominated for Oscars.
Nevertheless, Swedish thesp Noomi Rapace confirmed the next one definitely is still in the works with Ridley Scott.
Rapace spoke briefly on the Prometheus sequel, saying:
They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will. I love working with Ridley. It was pure joy,’ she said. ‘It was really hard work sometimes. My body was a complete mess – I had bruises and cuts and emotionally I was a bit slammed. But being in his world and his universe was such an amazing experience. And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations,’ Rapace explained. ‘And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue.’ She added: ‘ I would love to do it.
The studio hasn’t announced anyone is actually writing the script, but we do know that Damon Lindelof won’t return to the franchise.
Prometheus 2 is currently targeted for around 2014/2015 release date, with both Rapace and Fassbender contractually obligated to come back for the sequel.