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Damon Lindelof Not Writing Ridley Scott Prometheus Sequel

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 08:27

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4793:]]The Aliens prequel, Prometheus, will not see its sequel written by Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof, who can on board Prometheus to do rewrites of a previous script, let the news be known while discussing Star Trek Into Darkness.

He tells the Collider:

The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite.  Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it.  And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in.  The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting.  But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.”  I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does.   I don’t have the capability.  I’m usually very single-minded creatively.  I can only be working on one thing at a time.  So I said to him, “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.”  And 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.  But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er.

I recently only saw this movie a couple weeks ago and thought it to have some of the worst writing I've ever seen in a movie.

Whether Lindelof is to blame or the fact that Ridely Scott filmed it, it doesn't matter -- the movie was terrible. Huge disappointment.

And I'll leave it at that.

Regarding the Prometheus sequel, it's green lit for 2014 or 2015 with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are already signed to reprise their roles of David and Elizabeth Shaw. Fox President of Production Emma Watts also said this time they have to do it right and take their time.