Prometheus landed last June after a truly monumental promotional campaign that had the whole world hooked on seeing it. When the film eventually arrived the responses ranged from classic, to average to complete rubbish. Personally, I left the cinema feeling rather empty inside, and a little confused as to what exactly went wrong. However, for the first hour and twenty odd minutes , I am sure I loved it.
Having bought the film on Blu-ray and re-watched it twice, I can confirm that I absolutely loved the first two thirds, and it gave viewers some of the best sci-fi seen since, well, Alien. However, sadly the film fell apart come the final forty minutes and what could, and should have been a true sci-fi classic lost its brilliance. Yet, a sequel has been talked about, and director Ridley Scott has said he wants to do it. Thankfully Damon Lindelof is not back on writing duties, so maybe, just maybe questions will be answered in the sequel.
Star of the first film (and no doubt returning for the sequel) Noomi Rapace spoke with Indiewire this week about her new film, Dead Man Down, and naturally Prometheus 2 came into conversation.
“They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago,” she said. “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.”
While Rapace could not reveal anything about the script, she did offer her own thoughts on the sequel and to audiences responses to the film:
It’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different,” Rapace said. “Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations. 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”
So yeah, not much to go on at all really, but with Lindelof out of the picture, all hopes are on Prometheus 2 to deliver what the first film so desperately promised…