Scott Talks “Prometheus,” “Runner” Sequels

Continuing press rounds for the Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” filmmaker Ridley Scott offered some more updates on both the “Prometheus” and “Blade Runner” sequels.

Speaking with MTV News, Scott confirms “Prometheus 2” will pick up directly or soon after the ending of the first film with the story of Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the android David (Michael Fassbender):

“You have to. You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back.”

He also confirmed he’s still undecided on directing the “Blade Runner” sequel as reported a few weeks back, but says the script is written and ready to go. He also spoke about Harrison Ford’s involvement as apparently the search for his Rick Deckard character is a key plot point, and the character does appear:

“Harrison and I really get on rather well. I sent him (the script), and he said ‘That’s the best thing I’ve ever read.’ So it’s very relevant to what happened in the first one. I’m not just doing a sequel with lots of action and see how far we can with the special effects. Because you can’t really. With Blade Runner, we landed on a somehow very credible future. It’s very difficult to change that because it’s been so influential with everything else.”

He also says that the film’s iconic visual design will remain in place:

“I think the key is to keep the design in its place. Otherwise, it just kills the credibility of what you’re watching. An explosion that’s too big, you go “How did he survive that?” and you’re right out of the movie.”