In an interview with Empire, director Ridley Scott announced that the script for his follow-up to Prometheus, entitled Paradise, is completed. This is great news for fans of Scott’s 2012 “Alien” hybrid, which left off with *** spoilers *** Noomi Rapace’s Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s David leaving the distant moon LV-223 aboard an Engineer’s vessel into the unknown, when Shaw declares, “I don’t want to go where we came from, I want to go where they came from.” That certainly lends itself to a very intriguing sequel.
Though Prometheus proved polarizing among sci-fi and “Alien” fans for perceived gaps in logic and poor character choices, it nevertheless was a visually striking and thought-provoking epic science fiction tale, the likes of which are rarely seen on screen anymore. One can only hope a sequel will improve upon its predecessor. According to Fassbender, 20th Century Fox is high on the sequel (it grossed over $126 million in the U.S., and over $400M worldwide), and they want to take their time and do it right. Scott, meanwhile, has two other films he’s doing first, the biblical epic, “Exodus”, and “The Forever War”, a “science fiction thing” based on a book by Joe Haldeman. So, the hope is for Prometheus 2 to film in 2015. So, though some key pieces are in place, it will still take a little while before we see the next chapter in the uniquely inventive Alienverse.