Following on from strong reviews for his sci-fi epic “The Martian” at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend, Ridley Scott has done a couple of interviews and confirmed reports that the sequel to “Prometheus” will be his immediate next film.
Speaking with Deadline, he confirms pre-production on the film has already begun but an actual shooting location is not yet locked in despite earlier reports of a Sydney shoot:
“[Michael] Fassbender will do this one with me, and it’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here.”
Michael Green is currently revising the script which is rumored to focus on scientist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Fassbender), as they travel to the home the Engineers. Asked about the plot and themes, Scott says:
“You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from…
It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore. You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that?”
“The Martian” opens October 2nd, if “Prometheus 2” begins filming February next year then it will likely garner a Summer 2017 release.