Damon Lindelof not writing Prometheus sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 December 2012
Ridley Scott

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Damon Lindelof has ruled himself out of writing the sequel to 'Prometheus', as he is too busy with other projects

Damon Lindelof will not write the sequel to 'Prometheus'.

The 'Lost' writer redrafted Jon Spaihts' script for the first film, but now a sequel is underway, he has ruled himself out due to clashes with other projects.

He told Collider.com: "I'm usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to [director Sir Ridley Scott], 'I really don't think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff, and I don't know when the other stuff is going to be done'.

"He was like, 'Well, okay, it's not like I asked you anyways'.

"He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him."

Referring to criticism he received after the film's release, he added: "Much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don't see myself being involved in [the Prometheus sequel]."

Damon recently worked on the screenplay for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and is also writing a TV project.

Ridley has already started work on the sequel - which is tentatively titled 'Paradise' - and is aiming for a 2014 or 2015 release.

He said: "From the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel.

"I'd love to explore where [character Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there because if it is paradise, paradise can't be what you think it is."

Noomi Rapace is expected to return as Dr. Shaw for the sequel, as is Michael Fassbender, who played robot character David.

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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