The box office success of Prometheus has made 20th Century Fox so confident that they are already making plans for a follow up even though the original hasn’t even found its way to DVD and Blu Ray yet.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Ridley Scott is actively pushing forward with a sequel that may hit the big screens in either 2014 or 2015. It’s understandable that Fox wants to drum up attention to the franchise this early, since the viral marketing that launched Prometheus was very successful and resulted in a very healthy $302m worldwide box office turnover.
However, the followup may have a different writer, since original scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available for the sequel. But that shouldn’t be a problem since there are a lot of talented writers in Hollywood, and Ridley Scott already has an idea on where the film is going:
“I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential.”