Noomi Rapace Meets with Ridley Scott, Says Work on PROMETHEUS Sequel Script is Underway

     February 26, 2013


While I was ultimately disappointed with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, it certainly did conjure up an awful lot of discussion and interest in Scott’s planned sequel.  Star Noomi Rapace recently spoke with the director about the second film and revealed that work on the script is still underway.  We don’t know who the writer is at the moment, but we do know that Damon Lindelof won’t return to the franchise.  Hit the jump to see what Rapace  did manage to talk about.

noomi-rapace-prometheusIn a recent interview with The Playlist for her upcoming film Dead Man Down, Rapace gave a brief update on the status of the Prometheus sequel, saying:

“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.”

Whatever the story ends up being, it sounds like Rapace had enough fun on the first experience that she’d love the opportunity to do it again:

“I love working with Ridley. It was pure joy. It was really hard work sometimes. My body was a complete mess – I had bruises and cuts and emotionally I was a bit slammed. But being in his world and his universe was such an amazing experience.”

Though Rapace didn’t know (or played innocent) about the identity of the screenwriters attached to the sequel, she did comment on the reactions to the original film:

“And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations. And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue. I would love to do it.”

The Prometheus sequel is currently targeted for a 2014 or, more likely, 2015 release date, with both Rapace and Michael Fassbender contractually obligated to return if and when it moves forward.


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  • Trenton

    There needs to be an actual purpose in the sequel. The whole “the answer is there isn’t one” motif was the ultimate downfall of this film.

    • StupidScientist

      The script is underway? Boy, I just hope that darn talented Damon Lindelof is writing it because how else will I get my dream conclusion to this story of Elizabeth Shaw waking up in a church realizing that it was all a dream and then being led through a blinding light to the afterlife by Patrick Wilson.

      He sure writes the best scripts, that one.

      • MrNateathon

        You obviously weren’t paying attention to where Christian explains to Jack that it’s NOT a dream but that everyone died at different times. Some on the island some later on. This was their heaven. The people that had the biggest impact on their lives all share it.

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  • tarek

    Oh Shut up kids! I love Prometheus.

    • ahundredbabyspiders

      So do I. There was no downfall to the film. It had its faults, but it was such a grand vision that on balance it still ended up better than any of the aliens. People who hated Prometheus were mostly Alien fanboys. Lovers of Bladerunner would have been delighted to see a return to the greater themes explored there. Ugly monsters à la Aliens just wasn’t enough. That’s why the Alien franchise got tiresome. Yes. You hate to be patronised and had good reasons to be disappointed. So ok, be disappointed, but don’t start a jihad about it. Why couldn’t you love what’s loveable about Prometheus? Because you went in with a lot of set ideas and mind shut tight.

  • shella

    religious aspect? exactly why I hate this shiit movie. You religious shiit people can kill yourselfs, you shiits.

    They gay looking albino space jockeys were stupid. They can’t be the space jockeys anyway, because the space jockey in Alien 1979 is an exoskeleton, so how the hell can the gay albino’s be space jockey’s? That’s right, because they ain’t the space jockeys and ‘PRO-HOMO-MEATEUS’ SHIIT fest ain’t an Alien movie.

    Where is the real Alien 5? oh that’s right, it ain’t happening.

    • Great white hype

      You make a good point…for the advocacy of abortion. Wow, you’re an embarrassment to atheism.

    • GunsOfNavarone

      You do realise you’re a homo-sapien? Might want to chew that concept over for a while chief.

    • ahundredbabyspiders

      idiot having dipsh1t fest alert

    • i_luv_shellllaaaaaaaa

      Oh Shella……Such divine insight,,,,,, are you sure you aren’t Professor Shella??? Please don’t ever keep your comments to yourself. They’re much to entertaining.

  • Alien vs Predator 3

    A sequel to a turd fest? Why?

    Why couldn’t you have just done Alien 5 or a Alien VS Predator 3, or a Predator 4 you dumb phucks at 20th Century Fox?

    The sequel to promeatshiteus is going to be a turd like the first turd.

  • That guy

    Part of the reason Prometheus was a semi disjointed mess was because of the missing scenes that were cut to appease the studio. It was either make it 2.5 hours and pg13, or make it 2 hours and keep the R rating. Tom Rothman is the culprit to a large degree, as it was he who issued the rating versus runtime ultimatum. It was also him who insisted on hiring Damon Lindelof to re-write the original script by Jon Spaihts, which was unfortunate as the original script was very good and would have provided the Alien prequel many were expecting. Lindelof is a hack, he kept some of the good parts of the script and excised most of the connective elements to the original Alien – resulting in an intentionally vague, half-assed movie.

    • Seth Reddington

      Amen, sir.

  • Lance

    Prometheus is a thinking man/woman’s movie. It’s not for those secretly hoping a Predator will appear in the film, or maybe Batman. They have comic books and fan films for that sort of thing.

    I’m really looking forward to the sequel.

    • anonymous

      THANK YOU!

    • chanandeler bong

      Yes, its a thinking man’s movie. it sure made me think if only i wasnt excited about it in the first place, i wouldnt have been that much let down.

    • Um, Sure

      No, sorry. I quite liked some things about Prometheus and I welcome a sequel, but let’s not call it a thinking man’s movie. It had some “interesting” ideas about the origin of man, and that’s about it. And those ideas were not fresh to anyone old enough to remember Chariots of the Gods. In the end, it was a cool-looking sci-fi movie where people did dumb things straight out of the Horror Movie 101 handbook and in the end it featured people running from monsters. It was beautiful to look at, had some solid performances, but let’s not go overboard in claiming it was intellectual.

      • ahundredbabyspiders

        you didn’t notice the question about what it is to be human? or humane? or the one about being correct versus being nice? or the question about our right to longevity or our moral correctness in a universe of survival of the fittest? or the question about relativism versus speciesism? maybe those questions went over the radar.

  • dogg

    Scott needs to be banned forever from writing scientist characters. When NASA geeks land a Roomba on Mars, it’s literally the best day of their lives. They will f@#king tell you that themselves, and I love them for that. When Prometheus scientists fly halfway across the galaxy, discover life, alien intelligence, the origin of man, advanced technology, they’re like “boorrrringgg…”.

    • thud

      We must have watched different movies. I remember lots of whooping and hollering and discussion of “Christmas presents.” My issue with the depiction of the scientists was that they TOUCHED EVERYTHING.

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  • agent_black

    Prometheus was not a thinking man/womans movie.

    A lot of intelligent people did a lot of thinking about this one and they come up with the conclusion that it was a badly written story with many plot-holes, a badly written script and 1 dimensional characters.

    I’m not going to repeat them here, we are all tired and bored of trying to figure it out why it failed on so many levels.

    And for the record, Predator is a much better film in every way, at least it does what it says on the tin.

    • Lance

      Hey, I love Predator. It’s a great action movie. But a thinking man/woman’s movie? You’ve got to be kidding me.

      The closest thing to a deep thought in Predator is, “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” That may come off as profound to you, but Prometheus was built on more substantial ruminations. Remember — just because there wasn’t as much gun play as in Predator doesn’t mean Prometheus wasn’t well thought out.

      Still waters run deep, and all that.

    • Henry

      True. Very true.

      I am amazed that anyone in the whole wide world can believe in the “depth” of this mess.


    I have an idea, don’t make it. Spend the money on something new that deserves it.

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  • anonymous

    For those of you that didn’t like Prometheus, or thought there were plot holes, obviously didn’t understand it. It is an amazing high science fiction film on the level of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    • chanandeler bong

      did the evil character in 2001 die because she couldnt run sideways too?

      • DREDD

        Haa! Best answer so far! I never seen one hedgehog outrun a car wheel by running in the same direction as the rolling wheel. Let alone 2 hedgehogs. One of this films many failings. Though i would say its a decent film ruined rather than just a bad film.

        Still, i would say a sequel is now a must, just to get to where Alien starts, for continuitys sake. (and keep Lindloft away from this!)

        What they should have done was NOT include the Alien dna story at all. If the film was more about the engineers, rather than them creating Aliens, it would have been simpler and not treaded on so many toes. The xenomorphs could have been still onboard but not hatched, maybe as a weapon or as food or some other reason. That big tentacled monster at the end was more like a prequel to The THING than Alien. Was not a fan of the Engineer design neither, shoulda kept them in their jocky suits preserving some mystery.

      • ahundredbabyspiders

        lets see how you act when a humungous thing that scares the crap out of you so much that you can’t think is looming over you. ever heard of unreasoning fear? mindless terror? do we really know how we’ll act in a situation like that? can you be sure you won’t turn into jelly and not be able to run at all?

    • tom

      ok i liked Prometheus as much as the next guy, but to say it’s on the level of 2001: A Space Odyssey is just asinine. those two movies aren’t even on the same plane of existence. 2001 is considered one of the greatest films of all time for a reason

      • tarek

        2001 is also the most boring movie ever.

  • The Exploiter

    Don’t people get tired of Prometheus forums? Whether you liked it or not, your point has been made. Time after time after time after time. Move on.

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  • Yurine

    The new tag line of the movie: “Answers will be answered this time. Seriously.”

    • Mark

      I prefer “All your answers will be questioned.”

      • ahundredbabyspiders

        so do i

  • TigerClaw

    I actually enjoyed Prometheus, I’m looking forward to the Sequel. I hope they show us the Engineer’s Homeworld and what changed there minds on wanting to destroy humanity on Earth.


    Don’t get me wrong – I was one of the few people that actually really loved Prometheus but I was hoping that Scott would tackle the sequel to Robin Hood before he took on outer space again.

    • ahundredbabyspiders

      maybe we weren’t so few. maybe the vanity of the ones who didn’t like it was so offended that they had to scream their outrage extra loudly to try to repair the damage.

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  • ahundredbabyspiders

    you didn\’t notice the question about what it is to be human? or humane? or the one about being correct versus being nice? or the question about our right to longevity or our moral correctness in a universe of survival of the fittest? or the question about relativism versus speciesism? maybe those questions went over the radar.

  • Iapetus

    Great news. Extremely misunderstood film. I laugh at people bringing up the running sideways nonsense., are people blind or something? Did they not see the debris exploding all around them? Ignoring the debris, what happens during the fight or flight response is that your peripheral vision drops away; it’s called tunnel vision where you’re so fear stricken and flooded with hormones you loose peripheral vision. During fight or flight your decision making is also significantly impaired. Yet, if you actually watch the scene carefully they do run sharply to the left when a window of opportunity presents itself but there is the little problem of EXPLODING DEBRIS.

    Troll harder.

  • Brendan

    Prometheus is one of my favorite movies. I love this whole film series because it mixes horror with philosophy, and the world raises so many intriguing questions and controversies. What I enjoyed about Prometheus that I think turned a lot of people off to the movie was the mystery behind it. This is a fully fleshed out mythology that we are only getting a glimpse of; an inhuman world that we see from the perspective of very human characters who voice the questions that we (or I) find incredibly exciting. While we didn’t get every answer I felt like all of the answers were there, embedded in the movie through clues that weren’t always decipherable. That’s what makes the movie so unnerving and makes the horror really work; contemplating these HUGE questions about origin and God and religion and the universe. Questions that exist in real life that don’t have answers. Specificity would make the answers meaningless. What if Ridley Scott showed us who “God” was…it would inevitably be stupid and anticlimactic and offensive. But HINTING that our creator might be evil, or might not care about us, allows us to dwell on these unanswerable questions ourselves, creating a genuine, honest fear that manifests itself differently with every person.

    • ahundredbabyspiders

      beautifully put

  • James B.

    I’ve watched it twice. What an excellent movie. It got a pretty good review on rotten tomatoes so I’m guessing the negative reviews are the young ones who just want “scary” , slimy, made up monsters making lots of blood everywhere. When I first watched it, I didn’t even know it was related to alien and thank God I didn’t.
    Out in the middle of the universe, on some distance planet, and then going into some mysterious pyramid, which then actually turns out to be a ship at the end.
    And then there was the C-Section on the medical pod table, oh god was that an EXCELLENT scene. Brilliant stuff – Can not wait for a sequel. Hopefully it will just continue where it left off, with Noomi Repace finding the aliens home planet with davids ‘head’ flying the alien ship and her “still searching” as she says at the end of the movie.
    If you like Sci-Fi – Check this one out!!