Prometheus Sequel Lands Trancendence Writer

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PrometheusIt’s hard to believe that it’s already been more than a year since Ridley Scott’s Prometheus underwhelmed science fiction fans worldwide. That may be a bit harsh. It’s a deeply flawed film to be sure, and we could spend all day debating and yelling about various plot holes, inconsistencies, and the crew’s ability to make the absolute wrong decision in every single situation. Still, I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus.

But we’re getting sidetracked. Today The Wrap has learned that the Prometheus sequel, strangely enough known as Prometheus 2 at this point, is moving forward. Screenwriter Jack Paglen has reportedly been given the Herculean task of writing a part two that doesn’t suck. At the end of the first film we see Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s android David blasting off into space to continue the search for the mysterious Engineers. Presumably those two would be back for a sequel, but at this point it’s unclear what exactly the story will entail.

Paglen is relatively young blood in Hollywood. In fact, he only has one credit listed on IMDb. He penned the script for Transcendence, the sci-fi directorial debut from Christopher Nolan’s principal cinematographer, Wally Pfister.

Despite the tepid critical reception, Prometheus still raked in more than $400 million, which is nothing to sneeze at. Or something to definitely sneeze at if you’re allergic to money. The film seemed to suffer from too many cooks, having been written and rewritten and continually meddled with. Let’s hope the second film is somewhat more focused, whenever it comes to pass.


  1. Stan says:

    as long as Linderlof is no where near this,I will see it!(hell,even if he was involved I’d still see it to see how he F**ks it up)
    and “Does Linderlof really derserve all the crap he gets,———uhmmm, yea, he does!”

  2. Weyland_Yutani says:

    I’m not sure you can write a sequel to follow all that stupid, and still have it come from the same universe. They would be better off just starting over.

  3. Kiltedbear says:

    Most of those “sins” are just bs “I’m going to be offended by this minor lapse in continuity” gripes. Granted there are a few really major things, but every film has them. I would say if you take away the minor gripes and the assumptions that the character should have known better then maybe, MAYBE there are 6 or 8 major flaws. I’m not vouching for the overall script quality, but this “what is wrong” video sounds more like it was made by somebody from something awful, honestly. Definitely not the best Scott has done however.

  4. Newk Yuler says:

    It’s still fun to see the haters take advantage of an opportunity to bash Prometheus and Lindelof a year past the movie’s release. I enjoyed Prometheus and spent a lot of time reading and watching fan discussions and opinions trying fill the holes. Many who wanted to put the time and energy into finding reasonable answers found satisfactory explanations. It just took a lot more than it should have to make sense of it past the movie experience. I’m very much looking forward to the next movie.