Noomi Rapace Confirms ‘Prometheus’ Sequel in Development

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Prometheus Noomi Rapace Noomi Rapace Confirms Prometheus Sequel in Development

It’s obvious after watching Prometheus that director Ridley Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelof were planning on a sequel, spinning Jon Spaihts’ original script Alien: Engineers (a more conventional prequel) into a perplexing meditation on the origins of humanity and life-creation process. Lindelof isn’t returning to pen the sequel, and Scott continues to juggle multiple directing projects at once, so that leaves everyone else to wonder when the “confirmed” followup is arriving.

Noomi Rapace survived until the Prometheus end credits began rolling, laying the groundwork for her coming back in the sequel. She’s promoting her next film Dead Man Down (which opens next week), providing journalists and reporters a chance to press Rapace for information about what’s happening on the Prometheus front.

Scott began talking excitedly about the Prometheus sequel before its predecessor opened in theaters, but his shared enthusiasm for the developing second Blade Runner installment has been making it hard to figure out which one the director is prioritizing. Rapace, in an interview with The Playlist, confirms Scott is actively taking steps to crack the next chapter in the Prometheus saga:

“They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”

Rapace later informed her interviewer that “You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is,” though her teasing manner indicates the actress may know more than she’s allowed to say right now. We can say for certain it’s not secretly Lindelof or Spaihts, as each writer is currently preoccupied with their own new projects – in the shapes of Brad Bird’s mystery sci-fi film Tomorrowland and Universal’s The Mummy reboot, respectively.

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Later, the actress reiterated her love of working with Scott despite the physically, mentally and emotionally draining nature of the Prometheus shoot (for more on that, read our interview with Rapace). She also broached the touchy subject of the film’s reception and reactions – varying from complaints that Prometheus is a goofy and pretentious sci-fi movie that fails as a satisfactory Alien prequel, to praise for Scott, Lindelof and their cast for crafting a technically masterful and horrifying allegory for life as we know it.

She then implied that the speculative angles are things she would like to see influence the sequel. “And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations,” Rapace explained. “And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue.” She added: “I would love to do it.”

Everyone’s got an opinion about Prometheus, whether they see the same elements Rapace is referencing or consider the whole thing one big fat disappointment. Many fans have devoted countless hours to breaking down its “hidden” meanings, while others have been eagerly awaiting more information concerning what the sequel is about and where it’s going (the Engineers’ world, presumably). That’s all to say: there’s very much an audience waiting for this film, so you can anticipate more updates on progress over the forthcoming months.

What are you hoping for in the Prometheus sequel? Let us know in the comments section.

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  1. Easily one of the best movies of 2012 & if you didn’t like it, then you need your head examined.

    • agreed

      Prometheus ftw

    • Exactly.

      It’s my 3rd fave movie of 2012 after Dredd and TDKR (in that order). Still can’t see what people complained about, I saw nothing wrong with it myself. I’d guess people were so hyped up about the prequel to Alien that they assumed there’d be fights with xenomorphs similar to the second movie and came away confused because Prometheus turned out to be a cerebral movie that makes you question our origins and religions and therefore went right over their heads.

      If that’s the case then I hope those people don’t ruin it for those of us who like intelligent, thought provoking movies rather than the Michael Bay/Judd Apatow garbage we usually get.

      • I agree. I’ve never understood the backlash. Sure the characters didn’t behave like scientists, I doubt anyone would if they were facing the discoveries these characters did. Plus if you look at everything as a whole (viral marketing, trailers, website and the film) it completes the story. So far….

    • I agree, it was technically and visually stunning and the type of thoughtful sci-fi film that you just don’t get anymore – it was beautiful to look at at but did not rely on vis fx to make up for a total absence of storytelling like most modern sci-fi.

      People need to stop whining about what they wanted the film to be and consider it for what it is. As for any perceived ‘lack of answers’ – well to me that is just self-indulgent desire for sound-bite summations and is more a critique on modern audiences and the way we ‘consume’ art. Yet, on this subject, how many answers did the complainers want? There is plenty in this film to enable many conclusions to be drawn about the alien films, seriously what did people want? A ten minute exposition question and answer piecve – this film showed much that it did not explicitly say. First rule of good writing? Show don’t tell!

      I completely agree with Ben K’s review of this film and disagree with much of what the remainder of the Pod Cast crew had to say, but that’s just me!

      I would love to see a sequel in exactly the same tone, mood and style.

      • Also, it’sd reception here in the UK was generally better than in the US – in terms of ‘internet chat’ and the word on the street,

        • It’s good to be among others who enjoyed this movie and appreciated the aftermath (discussions, theories, etc.). After watching District 9 and Moon I was yearning for another great sci-fi movie and this truly satisfied my thirst.

          Definitely one of my favorites of 2012 and eagerly looking forward to the sequel.

    • i agree. i believe people’s expectations of a direct Alien prequel were misplaced. i think it was fine as a stand alone film. sure, there are questions, but it’s refreshing to have a story that’s not necessarily spoon-fed to you.

    • It was a piece of crap…My head is fine. Thanks for asking.

    • That Rapace is hoping they find the right story is telling…. They made the movie and had no idea what they meant when they did any of that. Now they have to figure out how to make all of that random nonsense into a legitimate connection to Alien….They didn’t have to make an Alien prequel. They could have made a movie in the same universe as Alien and alluded to Aliens and fine…No, they drew a straight line to Aliens with an arrow at the end; and in the last inch, drew a broken line. The movie was nonsense. Rapace’s statement confirms it was nonsense. This is right in Lindelof’s wheelhouse….Why did he leave? Cause he doesn’t know how to complete a story, just start one.

  2. ^ fact

  3. Yeah, it was a great movie and I really hope for a sequel to happen soon.

  4. Yeah it looked pretty but that’s about it. I like comparing it to X-Men origins in how it really just screwed with canon mythology.

    • Screwed with it how?

      We found out what that thing from the first movie was, discovered that it was them who created theblack goo that led to the xenomorphs coming into existence and that it was their version of a biological weapon.

      The journey to that moon was also funded by Peter Weyland and he was on board the ship too so again, where was continuity screwed up? It was an origin story that toldf a pretty good first part to the origin.

      • Exactly, there were many more ‘answers’ to be seen in this film than people give it credit for. And those ‘answers’ that were debatable? Well that’s just great as far as I am concerned, leaves scope for personal reflection and imagination. It also worked as a stand-alone sci-fi film for anyone who has never seen an Alien film in my opinion.

      • You are way off, we don’t know that it was the black goo that created the xenomorphs. The alter in the ampule room would suggest the xenomorphs were already existed before the events of the movie.

        Not to mention the huge size veriation between the engineers and the space jockey. So I don’t think it really showed us what “that thing from the first movie was”.

      • Ahhhh….Go back and read the stuff that’s actually attached to the movie. Or don’t. If you honestly think it connects, then great. It’s just too obviously, glaringly screwed up to go through AGAIN. Better, if you can’t see the problems, to stay oblivious to them and eat your popcorn.

  5. I wonder if the alien at the end will factor in or is it just straight to the engineers home world.

  6. To anyone who says “It created more questions than answers”, well, thats kind of what you do when you plan a movie trilogy. By time the Prometheus trilogy is done, your questions will be answered. And if they aren’t, THEN you can complain.

    • But this CLEARLY says they didn’t plan a trilogy. They’re still a ways awa from figuring out THE STORY. That’s not planning anything.

  7. The most interesting part of the film that I found upon rewatching it was the mural of what seemed to be a xenomorph on LV-223 in that room with the massive head. In front of that mural was a pedastal with a green container/bottle/egg looking thing that they focused on intently. I wonder how that will play into the grand scheme of things. The interesting part of a Prometheus sequel is that we still have zero clue of where the story goes next. While we do know the eventual outcome, we have no idea at all of how we get there. That is something that is extremely rare in any film today.

    • On the dvd extra that green thing was really the sacrifice grail that the engineer drank from in the beginning. For some reason they changed it.

  8. Excellent news! I love Prometheus, despite its couple of problems. I’ve seen it four times already.

  9. Prometheus is awesome, yes it did leave a lot of questions unanswered, but Id much rather have a movie that we can discuss and debate over instead of a movie that comes and goes with no impact at all. Too bad Aliens:Colonial Marines sucked.

  10. What I would like to see in a sequel is a story that lives up to its hype. A story that can be all it can be, especially considering the source material and talent involved. I walked out of the theater thinking “that movie had all the elements to be great, and didn’t act on any of them.”

    A sequel needs to be better, way better, than the original.

  11. I thought it was great the DVD with the extras was really freaking good. I’m pumped for the sequel.

  12. Dunno how this will go down with Alien fans, but I approached Prometheus a newcomer and I was fairly pleased with it (yeah, even despite the few silly parts) – hoping for a good sequel.

  13. I LOVED this movie! Can’t wait for the sequel. Hands down, the best movie of 2012, unlike that hack job called “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    • On a post about Prometheus, you bring up Dark Knight Rises? Obvious troll is obvious.

    • TDKR > Most of 2012′s films

  14. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve watched the film.
    its the fact that it has so many ways of looking at it that made it brilliant.
    It’s rare to get that in any film.
    I’d like them to visit a planet that resembles the H.R Gigers
    works as a vision of hell and our origins. not sure if thats even possible by todays standards of CGI.

    • Yeah I watch it once a week, pirated it before it came out, she it twice at the movie theater, and love it more every time. If people hate it good, ill have plenty of extra copies to buy when mine wear out.

  15. Wow…
    I’m kind of pleasantly surprised bye the comments so far. I expected a bunch of comments bashing Lindelof again and again.
    I’m excited for a sequel and I really hope it happens. Was Prometheus a perfect film? No. Did it have flaws? Yes. But we’ve seen plenty of flawed, even terrible films get sequels so I’m ok with a pretty good film film getting a follow up.

  16. They need to do their scientific research and have legitimate explanations in the film. The first Prometheus is ripe with scientific inaccuracies, such as Noomi claiming that the decapitated Engineer’s DNA predates our DNA. But that is not possible to know because the corpse was only 2,000 years old. I could go on forever with other stuff, but I’ll just say that Ridley and his peeps need to get their facts straight.

    • It would be nice if you could mention some others.

  17. TheLostWinchester, an interesting link to counter my own, which to be fair was flippant and yet heartfelt for the most part. Visually it was a very nice film but in terms of plot/character…it was a massive let down. I saw this film at the cinema with a group of friends, at least ten of us, all with different tastes, backgrounds, expectations and hopes and yet we all came out of the theater with the same feeling..this was a bad film. It was impossible to look at the group sent out to investigate new/ancient life with any kind of belief based on the way they acted. There were too many times when the whole audience were saying in one way or another this is crap and has removed us from the experience/story.
    And to to be frank Leindof has a reputation for being a two act writer which he lived up to in this film imo, not that I put too much stock in my own opinion in general, that is why I love this site, lots of different views.

    • Yeah, I get why certain unbelievable character decisions can break the film for many people. It wasn’t that much of a problem for me, because I simply explained that by the irrational behavior that people tend to display in extreme stress situations that they aren’t trained for.

      Is there a lot of room for improvement? Absolutely! One just has to listen to the audio commentary with writer Damon Lindelof in order to hear directly from the source that he didn’t have a clue most of the time and that decided to take shortcuts instead.

      But I still love Prometheus for what it is, in a time when proper science-fiction movies like that are few and far between.

  18. What “hidden” meanings ?
    There are non,Lindelof isn’t as good as screen writer for that !
    Those hidden meanings are “no idea” what i do and uncooked ,unthought plot pieces that were not followed through !

  19. If you look at it as a stand alone ScFi movie it’s awesome . Actually it really good considering the other films as well.

  20. Yes,i Cannot wait for this!!!

  21. Undisclosed writer? Hope it’s not Lindelof.

  22. I liked it a huge amount when I saw it the first time and even more the 2nd on the small screen. I need to find some time to work my way through the rest of the extras on the 3 disc Blu-Ray but cannot wait to see that either. Ridley Scott iss the go to guy for sci-fi with some brains and I’m sure that the sequel will build on the general darkly lit ambiguity of the first film and make it a 2 part sci-fi epic.

  23. It was an excellent movie and I would like to see a conclusion to the story. They should’ve announced ti as a sequel from the beginning, that way many people wouldn’t be dissapointed by the story. I watched it with my girlfriend and my brother. He said it was boring and she nearly fell asleep. I, however, was glued to the screen to the last second.

  24. I don’t know about most people but I loved Prometheus and that questions it asked, as well as the awesome story and action and acting, “that’s what I choose to believe”.It’s going to probably be centered around her Christian beliefs (that cross she always wears)and having to face the truth of creation when she meets the engineers and where they come from. That’s what I would like to see; or…..a hybrid sequel for both Prometheus and Blade Runner. That would be cool too

  25. I thought the movie was interesting, but it clearly changed the premise of the ‘alien’ story.

    The worst though, was how unprofessional the entire cast portrayed the scientific team. What scientist in their right mind would take off their safety gear??! on an unknown alien world!! where the previous inhabitants had died!? The entire written script just changed known behaviors to fill plot holes and made logic jumps that fell far from the mark of even the most sloppy marksman.
    I considered it a movie with awesome potential, that was ruined due to lazy writing.

  26. There were at least 3 or 4 deleted scenes that, if they were in the original movie, would explain a lot about why things happened the way they did. I feel there would have been less complaints and less confusion about the movie if they were in.

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