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Discussing progress on the sequels to ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Prometheus,’ Ridley Scott revealed that both projects are further along than might be expected. “Blade Runner 2 is written and is damn good,” says Scott. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years – despite the accident. So yes, that will happen.” Scott added that the plan is for him to direct the film, and that he hopes to begin work on ‘Blade Runner 2′ when he’s wrapped his adaptation of ‘The Martian’ – which stars Matt Damon and is set for a November 2015 release.
On the topic of directing ‘Prometheus 2,’ it sounds like scheduling could be an issue. “That’s the problem,” he admits. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.” Perhaps this means he would hand over the directors reigns to someone else for the film? At any rate, I’m pretty sure we’ll hear more about both of these projects shortly, especially as Riley Scott begins the promotional rounds on his upcoming Christian Bale-starring ‘Exodus: Gods an Kings’ shortly.
Out and about on the promotional rounds for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (look out for my own interviews for the film this coming week), Michael Fassbender confirmed to the fine folks over at Collider that a ‘Prometheus 2′ is happening. Asked if he was looking forward to working with Ridley Scott on the sequel, Fassbender replied, “For sure. I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker,” at which point James McAvoy, who was also part of the interview, turned to Oscar nominated ’12 Years a Slave’ actor and asked, “Are you doing a sequel?” Fassbender turned to his X-Men co-star and replied, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.” Check out the exchange after the jump.
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that 20th Century Fox has set a mystery Ridley Scott film for March 4th, 2016, The Wrap bring word that the project in question is a sequel to 2012’s ‘Prometheus.’ Additionally, after working with Scott on a new ‘Blade Runner’ movie, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled ‘Prometheus’ sequel. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) wrote the original draft of the screenplay. An insider told the outlet that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Christian Bale-starring Moses movie ‘Exodus.’
Speaking to Yahoo!, Michael Fassbender spoke on the development of the sequel to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Prometheus.’ Asked what the hold-up was in returning to ‘Prometheus,’ Fassbender said, “Everybody’s asking this, it’s cool! You know, it takes time…. I don’t want them to rush it. I mean the reason that Pixar movies are so amazing is because they spend years throwing it out the window, re-jigging it, coming up with an idea, breaking it down, starting again, you know.”
“So to make it correctly, I think it’s actually very encouraging. Because a lot of the times they’re like ‘we made some money let’s jump on the back of this. We wanna make more money again as soon as possible.’ [But] it’s nice to actually have a little bit of time to develop it.”
According to various reports, 20th Century Fox are in talks with Jack Palgen to pen the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. Plot details are still being worked out, but Scott has said in interviews that while the first ‘Prometheus’ had several elements linking it to the ‘Alien’ franchise, this latest installment will feel more like its own film.
Jack Palgen’s script for ‘Transcendence’ drew the attention of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, who will be making his directorial debut on the project. Nolan is producing the sci-fi movie, which stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara.
With ‘Prometheus’ out now on special edition Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, the Metro caught up with co-writer/director Ridley Scott to speak on the film, it’s upcoming sequel and the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel. Speaking on why he wanted to tackle the science-fiction again, Scott revealed, “I hadn’t done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the Alien world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [ Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.” Metro followed that answer by asking, “So that’s the sequel?” To which the filmmaker replied, “[Laughs] I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”
Ridley Scott also touched on his planned ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, “It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”