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Prometheus sequel confirmed for 2016 with multiple Michael Fassbenders


Story by Jack Foley

THE sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been confirmed for the summer of 2016 and may feature multiple incarnations of Michael Fassbender’s David.

According to website The Wrap, the film will be ready for distribution in March 2016 ahead of a crowded blockbuster season that already includes Batman vs Superman, Captain America 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Michael has also been hired to rewrite the original screenplay draft from Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and is reportedly working on a storyline that will feature several different versions of David, the android portrayed by Fassbender in the 2012 film.

According to sources quoted by The Wrap, Green is aiming to keep closer in style to the original Alien from 1979, which spawned multiple sequels and established Scott as a major force in cinema.

Ironically, he has also been tasked with penning the script for a proposed Blade Runner sequel.

The original Prometheus took more than $400m at the world-wide box office even though some critics found problems with Damon Lindelof’s script.

It starred Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba as well as Fassbender and focused on the human crew of a spaceship as they went to investigate a distant planet where the answers to mankind’s origins may lie hidden.

The Wrap suggests the sequel will pick up in the immediate aftermath of the somewhat open-ended original, as Rapace’s God-fearing archeologist and Fassbender’s David continue their journey to find the real home of the Engineers.

It means that Paglen’s take on the follow-up may well have been put to one side for now.

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