‘Prometheus 2' Lands ‘Green Lantern’ Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)

'Prometheus 2' Lands 'Green Lantern' Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)

After working with Ridley Scott on a new “Blade Runner” movie, Michael Green will rewrite the sequel

1106387-michaelcopyAfter working with Ridley Scott on a new “Blade Runner” movie, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled “Prometheus” sequel for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap has learned.

Jack Paglen (“Transcendence”) wrote the original draft of the screenplay.

Multiple sources have told TheWrap that the “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is “Prometheus 2,” although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie “Exodus” to Fox.

Also read: ‘Prometheus 2' Moving Forward With ‘Transcendence’ Writer Jack Paglen

“Prometheus” served as an ‘unofficial’ prequel to Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi movie “Alien,” and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more “alien-y” and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David’ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.

20th Century Fox had no comment regarding the film's plot details or title.

“Prometheus” starred Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, a God-fearing archaeologist tasked with finding the Engineers, an alien race that served as the architects of humanity. Fassbender co-starred as an android named David whose remains, by the end of the film, help sole human survivor Shaw launch an Engineer spacecraft bound for their home planet. The last shot featured an alien creature bursting out of an Engineer's chest, and a sequel will likely incorporate that terrifying development.

Also read: Ridley Scott Taps ‘Green Lantern’ Writer Michael Green to Pen ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Green was hired to write “Blade Runner” back in May 2013 and he is currently finishing a polish of the script. While Alcon and Scott Free are keen to start production on that project, the “Prometheus” sequel is in first position for Scott. The sequel has become a priority project at Fox, as the first film grossed more than $400 million worldwide.

Green worked on “Smallville” and “Heroes” before he wrote “Green Lantern” for Warner Bros., which also hired him to pen “The Flash.” He's repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Patti C. Felker.

  • gorghast

    LOL I know people who've worked with Fassbender recently. He probably wanted to kill himself when he heard about this.

  • Jonas Grumby

    Well, I suppose this script can't be any worse than the first one.

    • Tony

      I remember leaving the midnight showing of Prometheus and my friend said to be, I thought it was going to be a lot better, to which I replied, “WE WERE SO WRONG.”

    • David Lizewski

      So we all had net access back in th 80s?

  • http://mulhollandcinelog.wordpress.com/ Gustavo H. Razera

    Ridley Scott should finish the world he started building in Prometheus. In terms of evocative sci-fi blockbusters, it was one of the best.

    • David Lizewski

      LOL

    • strangelove91

      Not sure if serious… the plot had more holes and logical gaps than a piece of Swiss cheese, the characters were one-dimensional, and most of the situations were absurd.

      • Orc

        Just because everything wasn't explained on screen doesn't make it a plot hole.

  • BlackPegasus

    Prometheus was a hot bag of shit! I'm hoping the sequel will correct the mistakes of the first and fill in the plot holes – if that's even possible at this point.

    • David Lizewski

      Damo is not involved, lol. There was no great plan, after all.

  • Cj

    Prometheus was a mess. They set out to make a prequel to alien and showed us the ship from alien but the. At the last minute had it set on the wrong planet in the system. It was like they couldn't decide what they wanted it to be. It had potential and Ridley failed it up.

    • Orc

      Its not the same ship, just the same type. The movie isn't really a prequel to Alien, just take place in the same universe.

  • Dean Williams

    All the comments slagging off Prometheus (which I thought was outstanding) remind me of the reviews Blade Runner got when it first came out, and we all know how that turned out. Prometheus is going to be regarded as a classic a decade from now. You read it here first!

    • LCf

      nope

  • Anton

    Prometheus is one of the worst sci-fi movies of all time, a total mess. From my point of view, an example of how plots and scripts are made today, where the only important thing for companies is that you buy your ticket and enter the cinema, even if you go out at the middle of the movie.

  • David Lizewski

    Sorry but this needs to be said, Prometheus fan boys, you all assured us that the Prometheus sequel would answer all the questions, etc, and that Damo Lindy, the hack, and the Riddler, had some kind of grand design, full of genius, that us Alien fan boys, were too thick to understand, well guess what? Paradise, the sequel to Prometheus, as neither Damo or the original script writer, attached, which means there was no grand design after all, and all you Prometheus fan boys who defended the genius of this empty shell of a movie, are full of cr@p!

    • ApesMa

      This makes no sense. Scott and Lindelof mapped out the overall story they wanted to tell over a trilogy of films. The fact that Lindelof will not be there to actually write the next script himself does not mean that plan was abandoned or that there never was one.

  • edisonoside

    I enjoyed and continue to enjoy Prometheus the same way I enjoyed and enjoy Bladerunner today as I did back then when critics hated the film that most people

    didn't get especially teenage minded gurls and their boyfriends…The film is an artists movie..those that Hate Prometheus LOVE Aliens -vs- Predator movies doesn't that say something about their mentality?

    • janegray

      What about the people who hate both?

  • jpdanzig

    For those who say Prometheus will one day be regarded as a classic like Blade Runner — excuse me, but Blade Runner had a good script that wasn't riddled with plot holes. Prometheus disappointed so many that I'll be amazed if a sequel pulls an eighth as well at the box office. The decision to make a sequel seems to have been motivated entirely by commerce, not art, even if twenty Fassbenders are involved and not a single Rapace…

    • Academy23

      Actually Jpdanzing not wanting to nitpick (and I do agree with your statement), BR's script was far from perfect in the first place, as was the initial release of the film. The original theatrical version was a bit of a mess in places (things that got smoothed out over the various different cuts) from dodgy Zora stunt doubles, out of sync dialogue to gaping plot holes – the ‘extra replicant’ that made way for the ‘is Deckard a replicant’ subtext of the director's cut (which was removed for the final cut). BR stood the test of time due to its truly iconic and timeless mise-en-scene and breath taking visuals, that has gone on to be not only a major influence on the science fiction genre, but to go onto influence popular culture and even architecture, something which Prometheus won't achieve. Whilst I don't find it nearly as bad as some of its detractors, I found Prometheus ( to be no where near BR's level of greatness. I dread to think what will happen with a Bladerunner sequel – its perfect as it is!

  • Coffee Addict

    Prometheus doesn't need a sequel, Prometheus needs a remake – no need to wait 20 years for that decision. Make a proper remake, then make a sequel to that remake. This time with a movie scriptwriter, not a Lost scriptwriter unable to tie together a single coherent thread.

  • ApesMa

    Although lots of people loved it (though you might think otherwise by looking at the internet) Prometheus is one of the most misunderstood movies in recent history. 90% of all those supposed “plot holes” are easily explained, you just have to pay attention and think, which I guess infuriated a lot of people.

    It's a mystery movie that demands the viewer to fill in the blanks using the information presented, which I and so many others found endlessly fun and engaging.

  • DarthMercy

    I think we can all agree that Michael Fassbender's portrayal of the android David was just bloody brilliant.

  • Noomifan

    I just want to see Noomi in more movies.

  • JOSEPH LUCAS

    I want Prometheus 2 movie action figure toys