One of the most divisive films of last year was Ridley Scott's Prometheus
. Hey, only kidding - after the Phantom Menace
-eqsue want-it-to-be-good spark faded from our eyes, most of us had to admit it wasn't very good and didn't make a lot of sense. Back here at ScreenAnarchy, founder and editor Todd Brown wrote a critical open letter to the screenwriter Damon Lindelof
, and we all (except for the crazy Dutchman, Ard) grasped our copies of Alien
tightly and collectively wiped our memories of the experience - dismissing the film as a cryo-sleep fever dream that Ripley may have had in stasis between the events of Alien
But now comes confirmation from Prometheus lead actress and Sigourney Weaver cipher Noomi Rapace that the mooted sequel is definitely on the way, with a script seemingly in a fairly advanced stage of writing.
In an interview with The Playlist
, Rapace said, "They're working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It's just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will." While this sounds vague, it also sounds like it's couched in the Hollywood language of non-commitment which the first film swam in until confirming point-for-point everything that had previously been reported. In addition, Rapace has subsequently told another writer
the script is "incredible".
No word as to who is writing this time round, although Lindelof has already counted himself out.
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