Still upset that the “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” didn’t show any of the original xenomorphs? Don’t expect the upcoming sequel to be any more enlightening.
Ridley Scott, who directed “Prometheus” and is slated to helm the follow-up once he wraps “The Martian,” tells Yahoo UK that the upcoming “Prometheus” sequel will not include any of the acid-dripping beasties:
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting H.R. 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. 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.”
Scott confirms the film is still in the scripting stage and is very keen on continuing with the story with the two survivors of the first film:
“Right now, as we speak, it’s being written. I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing Prometheus. You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on.”
As for when the proposed “Blade Runner” sequel might happen, Scott says:
“It’s on the charts. I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Harrison Ford’s] thing with Star Wars. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
Scott’s next film, the Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” hits cinemas this December.