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Exclusive: Noomi Rapace Says She’s Met With Ridley Scott, ‘Prometheus 2’ Script Being Worked On Now

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace Says She's Met With Ridley Scott, 'Prometheus 2' Script Being Worked On Now

One of the most bickered about movies of last year was Ridley Scott‘s “Alien” pseudo-prequel “Prometheus,” a gaudy, lumbering hulk of a movie with more moving parts than your father’s Chevy, it was a film that posed just as many questions as it answered and whose elliptical nature allured as many moviegoers as it repelled. Well, it was still something of a hit, and it appears work is moving ahead on a sequel, at least according to “Prometheus” leading lady Noomi Rapace.

Catching up with the actress as she did press rounds for “Dead Man Down,” when we asked where she was in the “Prometheus 2” process, she said, “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.”

We then asked about her thoughts on the reaction to the film – the endless speculation, theories, and essays that bloomed in the wake of “Prometheus.” She began by describing her experience on the first film. “I love working with Ridley. It was pure joy,” she said. “It was really hard work sometimes. My body was a complete mess – I had bruises and cuts and emotionally I was a bit slammed. But being in his world and his universe was such an amazing experience.” 

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.”

But, we had to ask, since original screenwriter Damon Lindelof (who took the original script, a more straightforward prequel, into all those loopy directions) isn’t coming back (he’s got an HBO series in the works and that super-mysterious Disney thing “Tomorrowland“), have they hired a writer? “You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is.” We prodded — was she sure she can’t squeal? “No!” she chirped back.

More from our conversation with Noomi Rapace soon. “Dead Man Down” opens on March 8th.

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I think that with a sequel to Prometheus they need to tie in the whole conceptual idea that the Aliens "abandoned" the humans BECAUSE of their(ongoing)conflict with the Predators! That would make perfect sense and tie everything together going both backward and forward in time, including all past films and possible future films. Quite simply, these aliens are trying to engineer and develop a Super Biological Weapon to counter the threat from the Predators who endanger their very own existence and survival as a species! This works on so many levels and individual frames of perspective that it should and must be the focal point for a coherent sequel.


Seriously keep the name "Paradise", none of this Prometheus 2 nonsense.

Laurie Mann


In Prometheus, it was so sad to see such great effects tied to such an awful script. I can't see the next script being any better.


Ugh, had hoped Ridley wouldnt be involved. I was very dissatisfied with the last one. Weighty, asked questions, answered very little (sorry defenders of it). I liked Lost but this was tosh. Also I am convinced they have no idea what they were doing in writing it. They left Alien imprints on the wall to suggest things but thats all they did , suggest things which are quickly debunked. Honest movie trailers did a great parody of it.
Just google Honest Movie trailers Prometheus and it'll give you at least a laugh. Also I'd have kept Charlize' character alive over Noomi. But thats probably just me. More interesting actress.


Scott & Lindeloff are both to blame for this train wreck. Scott had a perfectly good one off script to work with but due to being out of touch let alittle too much self doubt steer the final product. Just watch the making of the film doc, the film wouldve been 10x better had Scott not gotten cold feet. Once that happened years worth of planning were needlessly scrapped. Fox got involved brought in Lindeloff who egotistically turned it into a choose your own adventure story, adding needless mysticism while randomly tossing in part of the original script; hence why none of the characters decisions or actions make any sense. It'll be interesting to see how Scott will manage through this wreck with this mysticism idea, because now he's stuck in the hole he helped Lindeloff dig. He's got a dismembered head in a duffle bag riding along with an aloof scientist who jumped on the last working space pod heading to where and as an audience do we even care at this point ?


I'm hoping that after giving the world a 2 hour long prologue they'll present us with the story itself this time around.


"Script Being Worked On Now" ; Happy to know they're embracing such a unique and groundbreaking approach to filmmaking this time around.


For everyone hating on Prometheus.. If you search online, there is a fan edit of the film that has with great quality and editing skills has added additional scenes in the beginning, middle, and end of the film.. Scenes such as Wayland's press conference, Naomi Rapace first contact to Wayland via phone message, Introduction of the crew, and additional scenes with Wayland speaking to the Engineer..

Yes I agree the scientist wanting to touch the snake/worm thing was stupid as hell and Charleze Theron not running to the left or right to avoid her death was idotic.. But the movie as a whole and what it was trying to do and set up for the next movie was amazing.. I can't wait for the next one and hope whoever the writers are they do a amazing job..


People that didn't like this film simply didn't get it. Really its that simple.

The majority of people are mindless idiots, they like to be spoon fed their stories (much like they way they get everything else these days), and god forbid a story actually makes them ask questions and have think about things, well then it must suck. God forbid people actually use their brains and think, OH THE HORROR!!!

If you didn't like this movie, move on and go watch your Stallone movies, or Twilight, that's probably a little more your intellectual (or lack there of) level.



Hell to the no !


Best wishes to all involved. After the massive train wreck of the first, I won't be there.


Much like music, movies affect people differently. I liked Prometheus, I bought it on blu-ray, and I like it still. I would see the sequel. Noomi is a great actress. I thought it was visually striking. That being said, I know people at work that absolutely hated the movie. I think that maybe sometimes people look too closely for realism in sci-fi movies.


'script' I wonder if you can call what the first one had a 'script'.


I don't care how little sense the film makes, if the sequel has at least 15 minutes of Fassbender's disembodied, campy/hammy robot head, I will fork over $10 to see. Comedy gold.

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