Filmmaker Ridley Scott has begun doing promotional rounds for the Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and has briefly talked about how the sequels to both “Prometheus” and “Blade Runner” are progressing.
In regards to the sequel to the “Alien” prequel/spin-off, Scott tells The Australian that the follow-up will be “fresh” and is “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”
By dragons, he’s referring to H.R. Giger’s creature from the original and calls that beastie: “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf–ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”
He concedes the creature at the end of “Prometheus” was “awfully close to the alien,” however he plans to step further away from that with the follow-up: “With Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”
As for the “Blade Runner” follow-up, all he’ll says is “It’s written (and) it’s really good.”