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Prometheus sequel to begin shooting in January 2016


Story by Jack Foley

RIDLEY Scott intends to begin shooting his sequel to Prometheus in January next year (2016).

The director told Total Film magazine that shooting was due to commence then as he has “got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it”.

The revelation was made while Scott was conducting an interview for his latest sci-fi offering, The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

As yet, no plot details have been released for Prometheus 2 but it will continue the journey began by Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in the first film.

What is known that it won’t feature the alien from Scott’s original sci-fi classic, as the director has already ruled that out. But it may well feature multiple incarnations of the Fassbender character and is said to take place on the planet of The Engineers, the new characters introduced in the first film.

Prometheus took $403m worldwide upon its release despite a mixed critical reaction, with some expressing disappointment that the film wasn’t the straight Alien prequel that had initially been promised.

However, there have been suggestions that another Alien film being developed by District 9 creator Neil Blomkamp may well connect with Scott’s Prometheus follow-up.

Blomkamp has already brought back original cast member Sigourney Weaver and has revealed that events in the film will take place after the events of Aliens, James Cameron’s sequel.

Questioned on whether the two films would be linked an interview with IGN, the director said: “I don’t think they’ll be running exactly side-by-side, but I don’t want to get into it too much. I will try to keep some of my cards close to my chest.”

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