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The reaction to Ridley Scott's "Alien" pseudo-prequel "Prometheus" has been wildly varied (to say the least). A healthy outpouring of outrage has been directed at both Scott and screenwriter Damon Lindelof for their perceived lack of respect for the original franchise and inability to answer essential questions that were promised. Well, it still made a whole lot of money. And, as Scott recently confirmed, a sequel is being worked on.

During a press conference for his equally divisive new movie "The Counselor" (read our review here), Scott confirmed that work is chugging along on the sequel, according to Metro. The filmmaker, who is currently shooting the Biblical epic "Exodus" with Christian Bale in the role of Moses, said cagily that, "'Promethus' is being written right now. Number two." As Metro points out, earlier this year Rapace confirmed that she was committed to the sequel and had recently met with Scott to discuss it.

It will be interesting if Scott chooses to engage in a "Prometheus" sequel, especially considering how hands off he was for the sequels to "Alien" (directed by James Cameron, David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively). Who knows what strange turn the sequel could take. At the very least, we want to see Noomi Rapace's scientist and Michael Fassbender's android (his head, at least) zooming around the galaxy solving mysteries. No? Okay, maybe not.

[via Metro]

Ridley Scott on a Prometheus Sequel
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