"Transcendence" Scribe Pens "Prometheus 2"

By Garth Franklin Monday June 17th 2013 10:56PM

Jack Paglen has been hired to pen the script for a sequel to Ridley Scott's "Prometheus".

Paglen was previously linked, but now comes word that Scott has agreed to his take on the direction for the sequel. As a result, negotiations are now underway.

Paglen would replace Damon Lindelof who penned the first film which scored $403 million worldwide at the box-office. It's expected this sequel will further distance itself from the "Alien"-related elements of the first film.

Paglen penned "Transcendence," the upcoming directorial debut of "The Dark Knight" cinematographer Wally Pfister, which stars the likes of Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.

Source: The Wrap