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Lindelof Will Not Write Prometheus 2
Lost boy has other plans

21 December 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Collider

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"I'm amused if somebody says something cleverly negative about it," said Damon Lindelof earlier this year, referring to the online flak he was getting about Prometheus... and that was the most positive thing he could think of. Ridley Scott took his share of the backlash, but much of the Prometheus opprobrium was aimed squarely at its second screenwriter. Perhaps with that in the back of his mind, Lindelof has now revealed to Collider that he's definitely not involved with further Prometheuses (Promethei?), although the official line is simply that he's too busy elsewhere.

"Ridley and I talked at great length during the story process of the first movie about what subsequent movies could be," says Lindelof, "and we had a meeting after Prometheus came out where we started talking again about where this journey would go. But there was a reaction to the movie, and I got really wrapped up in Trek, and another movie I'm writing and producing with Brad Bird [1952], and a TV project... [So] in that meeting I communicated to him that I was working on other things. It was sort of like having a date where you're letting the other person know you're in another relationship!"

Even though his Prometheus gig was a re-write of an existing screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Lindelof says, all in, it still took a year of his life. "Building a sequel to it - from the ground up this time - with Ridley is tremendously exciting," he continues, "but at the same time I was like, well this is probably going to be two years. I can't do what JJ [Abrams] does. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I told Ridley, and he was like, 'Well OK. It's not like I asked you anyways!' So much to the delight of all fanboys, I don't see myself being involved with Prometheus-er."

You read that title here first! Now forget it again. Head over to Collider for Steve's full Lindelof interview, and for Jon Spaihts' take on the original material, check out Empire's own feature. The Prometheus sequel is, as yet, some considerable way off, and is awaiting a writer to explain... all the things. Send your application forms and synopses to sirridders@fox.com.


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This is the second best news from this project. The best would be if they'd kill this shitty franchise completely. More

Posted by Pelle at 19:23 on 23 December 2012 | Report This Post

Prometheus Spoiler Alert.....
Mechanics seed planets by sacrificing condemned fellow mechanics.....Humans are farmed for labor and tricked into worshipping mechanics as gods....real god sends Jesus to alert humans on earth and other seeded planets.....mechanics find out and scramble ship to destroy Jesus and earth before news of the real god spreads....something goes wrong (Davine intervention?) and the ship never departs....footage of the doomed mission is seen two thousand years later by the crew of the Prometheus....sole More

Posted by SCATANA at 11:05 on 23 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 12 Naughty Days Of Christmas
Thank you Santa I know it's not Christmas yet BUT! it's always nice to get an early present & this sure as hell is one. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:31 on 22 December 2012 | Report This Post

Merry Christmas!
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Posted by BenTramer at 18:18 on 21 December 2012 | Report This Post

"In Space, No One Can Hear I'm Sorry..."
I don't blame Lindelof walking away. He's the most hated writer in the universe at the moment, some of the vitriol directed at him here was breathtaking. Prometheus was a mess and I pity the writer who has to tie up the 2,001 loose ends in the sequel. Good luck. More

Posted by BenTramer at 18:10 on 21 December 2012 | Report This Post

Good
He's fucking shite More

Posted by chris wootton at 16:58 on 21 December 2012 | Report This Post

Thank god. How does this useless bloke still get work anyway?? A first year film student could have made a better job of Promotheus. More

Posted by warren7355 at 16:41 on 21 December 2012 | Report This Post

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