'Prometheus 2' Begins Production This Fall, Arrives in March of 2016
When Fox announced the dates for Fantastic Four 2 and The Wolverine sequel (not to mention a mystery Marvel movie for summer of 2018), they also revealed that an unknown project from director Ridley Scott was arriving March 4th, 2016. There was speculation as to whether it was going to be Prometheus 2 or the gestating new Blade Runner, but now we have an answer. The Wrap has word that it will be the next chapter in the Alien prequel story that will arrive inunder two years, and Green Lantern writer Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the original script from Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen. More below!
Green was also hired to work on the follow-up to Blade Runner last year as well, so Scott must have liked what he did on that front. But it sounds like that project is much further off since Prometheus 2 (which doesn't have a title yet), is slated to begin production this fall after Scott finishes Exodus for release in December. The source claims the sequel will be much more in like with Alien than the previous disappointing prequel, mainly that it will try to bring back the terror and tone of the original classic. And while we don't have any ideas about the story other than what the end of Prometheus hinted, supposedly the sequel will have multiple Davids, the android brought to life by Michael Fassbender. Hopefully the story won't see an army of Davids fighting our creators when they arrive to destroy Earth. Thoughts?