Prometheus 2 Script In The Works, Says Star Noomi Rapace

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I’m not sure which move is the correct one for director Ridley Scott. Follow in the dumb-decision-making path of the characters in Prometheus and make another beautiful but vapid thorn in the Alien mythos? Or hedge his Michael Fassbenders and move on to more original ideas? Sure, there’s always Option C, where he makes a sequel and it’s highly successful and sensible, but we’re not living in one of Scott’s movies, readers. This is reality.

Prometheus star Noomi Rapace was promoting her latest film, Dead Man Down, in an interview with The Playlist when the conversation naturally turned toward that most notorious of recent science fiction blockbusters. Rapace shared that things are moving forward on the sequel’s screenplay, which will be gloriously free of Damon Lindelof’s involvement.

“They’re working on the script,” Rapace says. “I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”

I’m all about them finding the right story as well. The first one had the basic framework for a modern epic, but then spacesuit bongs and Idris Elba’s Southern accent dampened everything down. Perhaps an endless amount of criticism will fuel a more focused approach.

“And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different,” she continued. “Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations. And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue.”

When prodded for information about a screenwriter being hired, she responded, “You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is.” So I guess we can take that to mean there is a writer. And not a room full of monkeys and word processors.


  1. Glen Waldrop says:

    I thought Idris Elba did an excellent job with the southern accent.

    I’m from the south. It seems the only actors that can do a proper southern accent are either from the south or British.

  2. Starbuck says:

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, Idris Elba was fantastic, per usual. His character was probably my favorite next to David. This was only increased after watching the deleted scene between him and Theron where he discusses his military past at a biotech facility. Complimented the theme of the film very well and he did an astounding job. This i seriously the first time I have ever heard Idris Elba’s acting abilities questioned.

  3. zirtoc says:

    I don’t know why GFR writers keep spewing the hate on Prometheus. Yes, the characters did a lot of dumb things, but the movie was so much more than that. I am intrigued to see how David and Dr. Shaw deal with a visit to the alien home world.

  4. Stan says:

    Nick ,you hit the nail on the head with many of our fears and frustrations about Prometheus and it’s sequel.I especialy liked “which will be gloriously free of Damon Lindelof’s involvement.” That alone should make the sequel well worth waiting for.