The Master of Sci-Fi Suspense let the cat out of the bag during a recent interview with Empire, telling the magazine that his next big project will be a sequel for the Prometheus. It is expected the plot will follow Elizabeth Shaw (played by Noomi Rapace) and the android named David (played by Michael Fassbender) as they journey to the home of the Engineers – a mysterious race, very advanced, who are suspected of traveling the galaxies looking for un-populated planets in order to plant the seeds of life.
Similar to the Star Wars franchise, it’s getting tricky to keep up with the sequence of events as told on film. Ridley is also producing Alien 5, but Prometheus was the prequel to the Alien series and Prometheus 2 follows that in the time-space continuum. In other words, Prometheus 2 will be the sequel to the prequel.
As far as drooling, fanged alien monsters, Sir Scott says it’s time to head in a new direction. Enough snarling, he said.
As quoted by Empire, Scott said, “The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting 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.”
Giger refers to Swiss artist HR Giger, the surrealistic artist who set the tone for the Alien movies and won an Oscar in 1980 for his special effects work on the first Alien movie. (He died in 2014 at age 74 from a fall.)
Here’s a trailer for the prequel Prometheus — it’s too early for the trailer for Prometheus 2, unless you know how to tap into Ridley Scott’s mind directly, that is.