[Movies] Ridley Scott Provides Updates On Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2 Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.30.2013
What's the status?
In an interview with Empire, Ridley Scott provided an update on Prometheus 2.
He said: "Prometheus 2 is written. I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015."
His latest film is The Counselor, which stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, and features a script from Cormac McCarthy. His next film will be Exodus, which is already filming. That stars Christian Bale as Moses, John Turturro as Pharaoh Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya (Seti's wife), Aaron Paul as Joshua and Joel Edgerton as Pharoah Ramses. He said the other film he's working on is "this science-fiction thing."
He added: "There is also this very well written piece, one of the last great science-fiction books called The Forever War [the bureaucracy and space battle masterpiece by Joe Haldeman] – we've finally got a very good draft of that for Fox. I thought I'd left science fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in. Prometheus was a great experience for me. Chasing number two, we can start evolving the grand idea…"
He also said that Exodus will be "fucking huge" and that Moses will "have to" part the Red Sea.
Finally, when asked about Blade Runner 2, he replied: "Yeah, we're working on [Blade Runner 2] right now - that will happen sooner or later."