'Prometheus' Star Noomi Rapace Confirms Sequel Still in the Works
The search for the meaning to the end could lead right back to the beginning. While debate still rages on about the merits or demerits of Ridley Scott's sci-fi Prometheus from last summer, I'm still optimistic about a sequel (or trilogy) answering unanswered questions and turning out drastically better. The film did good but not incredible at the box office, and there hasn't been any intense interest in the sequel besides the fervent fanbase of those who did like the movie. The Playlist recently caught up with Shaw herself, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, and got confirmation the next one definitely is still in the works with Ridley Scott.
It's not much of a major update on Prometheus 2, but is at least confirmation things are still active, straight from one of the key survivors of Prometheus. Noomi told Playlist at a press event: "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." So they're still looking for the perfect story to follow-up Prometheus, which seems a bit odd considering I thought they mapped out an entire trilogy/saga/universe with Shaw as the badass new heroine. Doesn't it end that way?
Rapace was also asked her thoughts on the "endless speculation, theories, and essays" written about the film, and after initially commenting on how much "pure joy" it was to work with Ridley, she goes on to say:
"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."
It sounds like the sequel is in the works, but still in very early development stages. Ridley Scott is already working on the new Blade Runner movie as well as a number of other non-science-fiction projects. We expected there to be a sequel for Prometheus, even with a box office of only $126.4M in the US, but I'm glad to hear they are trying to work on one. Playlist pressed Rapace for the name of the screenwriter they have on the script, but she wouldn't reveal it. "You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is." If she's meeting this early to chat with Ridley, could that mean she's talking about a role in Blade Runner as well? We'll see. Either way, I'm looking forward to a hopefully new and improved Prometheus 2, some day.