Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Green Lantern writer hired for Prometheus sequel

While the majority of his filmmaking brain is currently focused on pushing Biblical epic Exodus through post-production, Ridley Scott does at least have a few synapses firing in the direction of future projects. Among them is his planned Prometheus (2012) follow-up, which has just scored a new writer in the shape of Green Lantern's (2011) Michael Green.

Scott and the scribe already have form together – Green has also been busy working on the Blade Runner (1982) follow-up, so it makes sense for him to make the transition over to one of Scott's other big science fiction projects. He takes over from Transcendence's Jack Paglen, who wrote the original draft.

Though few details have emerged on the focus for the new movie, The Wrap has uncovered plans to up the terror, tighten the links to the familiar xenomorph and potentially feature multiple David (Michael Fassbender) androids.

The new hire adds fuel to speculation that the untitled Scott project 20th Century Fox recently targeted for 4 March 2016 could well be the new Prometheus outing, though that will depend on everyone agreeing with the new script draft in time for the director to get to work.

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