With the announcement last month that a fifth “Alien” movie will be in the works to be helmed by critically-acclaimed sci-fi director Neil Blomkamp, it has somehow put the pressure on “Prometheus 2” as the latter apparently will become the springboard for the plotline of the former.
Aside from the similar alien species in both film series, Ridley Scott will both be involved in the “Alien 5” and “Prometheus 2.” He will be producing for 20th Century Fox the “Alien 5” movie to be directed by Blomkamp and he will be directing the second installment to the very successful sci-fi thriller “Prometheus” shown in 2012.
Scott directed the first “Alien” movie starring Sigourney Weaver and reports have it that the veteran actress will also have a part in the upcoming fifth film where Blomkamp aims to put a closure on her Ellen Ripley character in the series. The second movie, “Aliens,” was directed by James Cameron. David Fincher took the helm of “Aliens 3,” while Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed “Alien: Resurrection.”
It is no longer a surprise that there will be a connection to the two upcoming films respective plotlines which “Prometheus” actually first established in 2012.
Accordingly, while “Prometheus 2” already has a playdate for March 4, 2016, it still does not have a script to work with as of this time. But with the confirmation of “Aliens 5,” it seems that scriptwriting for the two films would become seamless once the connection to their plotlines has been established, notes Ain’t It Cool News.
Insight into ‘Prometheus 2’
In an interview late last year, Ridley Scott as the Director of “Prometheus 2,” revealed an insight on one of the major characters in the sequel, David the android, played by Michael Fassbender.
He also talked about how the sequel shall focus on Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace and the already decapitated David as they continue to search for the Engineer’s homeworld.
Scott also hinted the possible brewing of intimate but otherwise unorthodox relationship between Elizabeth and David because of the android’s manipulative personality and potentially malicious motives.
The director added that David is really very dangerous in “Prometheus 2” yet he is also very seductive so there is a possibility that he might convince Shaw to put his head back on his body, discloses Scott.
Downplaying the critics
Scott also downplayed the opinion of some critics for the upcoming film saying that he has not been reading any news on the press when he got criticized big time for his work on “Blade Runner.”
The director said that he does not make films to please critics but only the moviegoers and himself.
“Prometheus,” shown in the US on June 8, 2012, made a worldwide haul of $403.4 million thus necessitating a sequel.
The first movie had an estimated budget of $120 million to $130 million and it is expected that “Prometheus 2” would have an even bigger budget than the first movie.
“Prometheus” was set in the late 21st century and the focus is on the crew of the spaceship ‘Prometheus’ which was following a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient cultures in earth. As they search the origins of humanity, the crew of Prometheus lands on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.