Ridley Scott Plans to Being Production Prometheus 2 this January.
As you know, if you’ve read any of my pieces involving Ridley Scott, I’m a huge fan of his and a bit of a sad, disgruntled follower of his work. His work is all over the place, and I’m not convinced it’s his age that is doing him in. Prometheus was a mess mostly due to the writing team there, various drafts that dropped off conclusions to set-ups that were introduced, themes not carrying over and being completed – things that should not happen in major science-fiction pictures by visionaries such as Ridley Scott. I loved The Counselor (yes, seriously), and found Robin Hood to be an abomination. He hits or misses, and though its difficult to follow him through thick and thin, I always will. The next time I walk through coals will be this October, when his latest, The Martian, comes out. Oh boy.
What we’re getting next, though, is something you’ve either been clamoring for or something you’re aggressively dismissive of: Prometheus 2. Yes, we’re getting a continuation of the terribly misguided plot and character trajectories of the first film. The hopes are, of course, that there can be some sort of retroactive course-correction, here. That the plot-holes and motivations can either be explained or ignored or improved upon, and that a desire to finish this story can be birthed back unto the audience that was so divided upon Prometheus’ initial release. I’ve re-watched that film twice now, and it just doesn’t get better. Believe me, I’ve tried. Beyond the initial 25 minutes, there is nothing redeemable about that story. It’s badly done. But man oh man, how I wish for this sequel to knock my fucking socks off, to redeem itself, to sit me down and tell me to shut up and listen up. I wonder, can I dream?
Noomie Rapace and Michael Fassbender are on board. No word on anyone else, yet. We’ll wait patiently and see what this shapes up to be, before exciting ourselves. Ok? No excitement. Remember – you’ll get hurt. Probably. Hopefully not. We’ll see. Let’s wait.
Here’s a quote by Scott regarding the character of David, played by Fassbender:
You can’t have a person go off into the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive, so maybe he’ll persuade her to put the head back on.