Though Ridley Scott's “Prometheus” wasn't exactly the hit 20th Century Fox hoped it would be, it still made enough money to warrant a sequel. The director is working on it as we speak.
With a budget of $130 million (€105.9 million), “Prometheus” made “a solid but not spectacular” $303 million (€246.9 million) worldwide, The Hollywood Reporter
Even with less than stellar returns at the box office, one might imagine Scott would have still made a sequel, since this was his explicit intention all along.
“Fox confirms to THR that Scott and the studio actively are pushing ahead with a follow-up (stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed) and are talking to new writers because Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available,” THR says.
Considering that many of those who found “Prometheus” so faulty laid the blame at Lindelof's door because of his tangled script, news that he might not return to the sequel isn't exactly reason to cry.
“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it,” Fox president of production Emma Watts says for THR.
“Prometheus 2” won't be out sooner than 2014 or 2015.