Ridley Scott's sci-fi film Prometheus divided movie geeks upon its release in 2012, and while nearly everyone acknowledges the film has significant character issues and some questionable plot beats, there are those who still love what Scott was able to create and are dying to see a sequel. And while Scott is always incredibly busy working on seemingly five different projects at once, he's passionate about making Prometheus 2 and has just offered another update about its progress.
In the newest print edition of Total Film magazine (via The Playlist), it claims that Scott will begin filming on the sequel in January of 2016. “I’ve got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it,” Scott told them. That's good news for those hoping to get some closure after the open-ended finale of Prometheus, which saw Noomi Rapace's character fly off with Michael Fassbender's android head in an attempt to track down the Engineers and learn the truth about their plans. One draft (of many) of the sequel's script reportedly featured more than one version of Fassbender's android, so I'm interested to see if that aspect has remained through to the final draft.
It remains to be seen if Scott will actually hold to that production schedule, considering he has a lot of other projects brewing, including the recently-announced The Cartel. His next sci-fi film, The Martian, looks absolutely fantastic and opens later this year.