Director Ridley Scott is currently working on the sequel to 2012's Prometheus, the pseudo-sequel to his beloved Alien. “Right now, as we speak, it’s being written,” Scott told Yahoo. “I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing ‘Prometheus.‘ ”
The first Prometheus film did descent enough at the box-office in the summer of 2012, raking in roughly $400 million worldwide with a budget of about $120 million. Yet, it didn't really incite the passions of those who loved the Aliens movies. Thus, it became viewed as more of a disappointment.
Still, Scott surprised fans by saving the appearance of the franchise’s trademark beasts for the last twenty minutes of the film, and had fans sure that the Xenomorph's would be showing up for the inevitable sequel that would follow.
Or, so we thought...
In his recent interview with Yahoo, it sounds as though the 76-year old filmmaker isn't to eager to bring the Aliens into the Prometheus franchise any time soon. “The beast is done. Cooked,” he says. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do.”
This is rather disappointing, especially given the apparent direction the first Prometheus film seemed to be taking come its end scene. Yet, Mr. Scott doesn't seem at all worried about releasing an Aliens film without Aliens in it. “I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
Honestly, leaving out the iconic creatures that made this franchise what it is doesn't seem like the best move, if you ask us. Okay, so Prometheus was more of a philosophical tale than a creature feature, yet taking out the Xenos just seems to further distance Prometheus from that which came before it.
But, perhaps we're jumping the gun. We are willing to give Prometheus 2 a chance when it eventually makes it to theaters. Aliens it was not, but that doesn't mean we didn't like the 2012 film. Plus, we're sure Mr. Scott knows what he is doing. This is his universe, after all. Who better to shape it?
Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
(Source: Yahoo UK)
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