Well it’s a move that should come as a surprise to know one. With Ridley Scott’s Prometheus having grossed a good, but not great, $303 million globally on it’s $130 million budget it was only a matter of time until Fox began developing a sequel.
According to THR Fox and Ridley Scott are pushing ahead and are beggining to move forward with a sequel. They are talking with new screenwriters due to the fact that Damon Lindelof, who co-wrote the first film, may not be available. Stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed on already.
“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” says Fox president of production Emma Watts, who also has overseen the successful reboots of the X-Men and Planet of the Apes franchises by turning over the reigns to innovative filmmakers.
The sequel is expected to land in theaters in 2014 or 2015.