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PROMETHEUS 2 nabs a new writer, aims for a 2016 release

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Although it was brilliant on a visual level, Prometheus fell short, banged its head and had to wear a safety helmet for the rest of its life in the scripting department. There are some mind-staggeringly stupid sections in the film, such as failing to run in a diagonal direction before a space donut crashes you, or attempting to make friends with a vagina-faced snale alien creature. Still, the movie made enough cash at the box office to warrant a second prequel sequel, and hopefully, a new writer will mean a more coherent plot and a cast that can use common logic.

Aiming for a March 4, 2016 release according to The Wrap, Prometheus 2 will now feature a script written by Michael “Green Lantern” Green. Crap. Green, who has also worked on the new Blade Runner movie, will rewrite the draft that Jack Paglen contributed which will hopefully still retain multiple versions of Michael Fassbender’s andorid David.

On the plus side, this hiring does at least show that Fox wants to move forward with the sequel, and do what the first film was supposed to do: Provide some answers to the history of the Alien franchise. Ridley Scott is set to return to directing duties, and since he’s working on the Blade Runner sequel as well, then he most likely has faith in Green. There’s plenty of story to bridge in a sequel. Noomi Rapace’s character going off to the engineer homeworld, discovering what their ultimate goal was for humanity and that little freshly born Xenomorph that was left behind from the space vagina, all plot points worth following up on.

Just so long as Green doesn’t feel the need to create a new Xenomorph with a giant fist that comes out of its mouth.

Last Updated: March 25, 2014

16 Comments

  1. It made money at the box office because people paid BEFORE watching it.

    Even these guys were smarter than the utter morons in that movie:

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    • Rince

      March 25, 2014 at 11:54

      Agreed. Man, I was NOT happy at the end. I don’t mind watching many movies that are a bit shallow in the script dept, but this just irritated me so much.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 25, 2014 at 12:31

        I started feeling despondent after the first 10 minutes. It annoyed the crap out of me that every time someone had to choose between something good or bad, they chose CARROT! instead.

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        • Rince

          March 25, 2014 at 12:36

          BWAHAHAAH! Indeed. We need to watch Lego bro, apparently brilliant.

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  2. Kervyn Cloete

    March 25, 2014 at 10:59

    I still really love the big picture ideas that Ridley and Damon Lindelof showed off in Prometheus. It’s just those really stupid details that grate at me.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 25, 2014 at 11:05

      By stupid details you mean every character in the movie? I’ll agree that, excluding them, it wasn’t too bad.

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      • Kervyn Cloete

        March 25, 2014 at 11:08

        Yeah, just the really silly things that the character do and say. I mean Scott’s direction was spot on, acting was strong across the board, the film boasted spectacular production design. It was just filled with supposedly very clever people being very stupid.

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      • Rince

        March 25, 2014 at 11:55

        Agreed, if you ignore the script, the characters, the ending, the premise, the… Oh fuck a duck. It was pretty. Pretty fucking terrible…

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  3. Kromas

    March 25, 2014 at 11:44

    Sooo … Expect it to at least as good as Aliens: Colonial Marines was to play?

    Ill wait for 6 month later direct to DVD bins.

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    • Rince

      March 25, 2014 at 11:55

      *Netflix? 🙂

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      • Kromas

        March 25, 2014 at 12:04

        Hulu!

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  4. Rince

    March 25, 2014 at 11:53

    I am so terrified about what he will do to Blade Runner I don’t think I will go and see it…

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  5. Gareth L (That Guy)

    March 25, 2014 at 12:10

    Prometheus was a top-notch movie filled with dull, stupid characters. It was full of great ideas, and then let down by unconvincing scenarios like Guy Pierce’s unnecessary Grandpa make-up.

    I think that people were expecting too much of James Cameron’s “Aliens”, which didn’t help either.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 25, 2014 at 12:13

      W.r.t. the old Guy Pearce thing, the original intention was to show more of him as a younger man, but that ended up on the chopping block.

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      • Gareth L (That Guy)

        March 25, 2014 at 12:17

        Ah, that makes sense.

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  6. Gareth L (That Guy)

    March 25, 2014 at 12:14

    My version of Prometheus:

    Prometheus craft crashes on landing, killing all except Idris Elba’s character. It then becomes “Alien” on a “Pitch Black” world, where Elba has to fight off the xenomorphs in total darkness using just his God-given senses and all the firepower avaliable on the ship that survived.

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