"Prometheus" actress confirms sequel is underway

Noomi Rapace says that a script is in the works, but did not reveal the screenwriter

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 27, 2013 9:15PM (EST)

Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in "Prometheus"
Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in "Prometheus"

The Playlist has learned that Ridley Scott has begun the follow up for his sci-fi thriller, "Prometheus," with a sequel. The 2012 movie, which opened to mixed reviews, served as a pseudo-prequel to the Scott's cult classic, "Alien."

Actress Noomi Rapace revealed that "They're working on the script."  Rapace offered few details, however, saying, "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."

She hinted that the next movie in the series might continue to plan on "religious aspects" present in "Prometheus": "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."

But there's one hiccup: "Prometheus" screenwriter Damen Lindelof will not be returning for the project. When asked to reveal the name of the screenwiter, Rapace said, "You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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