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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.”
Writer Jon Spaihts Speaks On His ‘Prometheus’ Early Draft – Initial Plans For Facehuggers & Michael Fassbender’s David
With ‘Prometheus’ out today in the UK and tomorrow in the US on home release, Empire has posted an intriguing interview with the original screenwriter of the film, Jon Spaihts. The writer shares a number of fascinating details about what might have been if director Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof hadn’t changed the script later down the line. One particular change includes the addition of facehuggers, “I did have facehuggers in my original draft. David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship.” Spaihts continues, “In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love,” he goes on to say. “And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy.”
Furthermore, Jon Spaihts spoke on his initial vision for Michael Fassbender’s David being a much more sinister version of the character compared to one we meet in the final cinematic cut of ‘Prometheus,’ “David, fascinated by these creatures, begins delaying the mission and going off the reservation on his own, essentially because he thinks he really belongs with the Engineers. They’re smart enough and sophisticated enough, great enough, to be his peers. He’s harboring a deep-seated contempt for his human makers. So at one point Shaw goes to stop him and David ties her up and deliberately exposes her to a facehugger. He caresses an egg open and out comes a facehugger. David doesn’t smell like a person – his breath isn’t moist – so he can handle the thing like a kitten. It doesn’t want him; it’s not interested. But then he exposes it to her and it goes for her like a shot. He toys with her for a bit and then lets it take her. That, in my draft, was how Shaw was implanted with the parasite that she had to remove with the medpod sequence.