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Damon Lindelof Not Involved with Prometheus Sequel

Source: Collider
December 20, 2012

One of the more divisive films of the year was this summer's Prometheus. The film was decorated with high expectations and many didn't think that they were met with the final film and some placed the blame largely on screenwriter Damon Lindelof. Today, there is potential great news for some of you, as Lindelof has confirmed he is not involved with the proposed sequel to Prometheus.

When asked by Collider if he would be writing the script, he said: "I am not.  Ridley [Scott] and I talked at great length during the story process of the first movie about what subsequent movies would be if Prometheus were to be successful.  And I think that the movie ended in a very specific way that hinted at, or strongly implied that there were going to be continuing adventures worthy of writing stories.  What those stories would be would not necessarily usurp or transcend the Alien franchise as we saw it because we know that the Nostromo hasnít come along yet.  So the idea was to set up a universe thatÖ Is it a prequel?  Okay.  If thatís what we want to call it, sure.  But the sequel to this movie is not Alien.  The sequel to this movie is this other thing. 

"The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite.  Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it.  And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in.  The idea of building a sequel to itófrom the ground up this timeówith Ridley is tremendously exciting.  But at the same time, I was like, 'Well thatís probably going to be two years of my life.'  I canít do what J.J. [Abrams] does.   I donít have the capability.  Iím usually very single-minded creatively.  I can only be working on one thing at a time.  So I said to him, 'I really donít think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff.  And I donít know when the other stuff is going to be done.'  And he was like, 'Well, okay, itís not like I asked you anyways.'  He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him.  But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I donít see myself being involved in Prometheus-er."

At the box office, Prometheus made over $400 million worldwide. The last we heard about the sequel, Ridley Scott spilled a few details about what the plot will consist of. You can check that out by clicking here.





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