Ridley Scott Gives Updates on BLADE RUNNER and PROMETHEUS Sequels
Director Ridley Scott is currently preparing to direct his two big sci-fi fi sequels, Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2. While speaking to Yahoo about his upcoming movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, he also offered an update on the other two projects.
The last we heard on Blade Runner 2 was that the director said the script was "damn good," and that he would shoot the film when he's done with The Martian. Here's what he had to say in his most recent interview:
"It’s on the charts, can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars’. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever."
I like that he's excited about doing this sequel, and I really hope that it turns out as good as he is making it out to be. He went on to give a more detailed update on Prometheus 2 saying:
“Right now, as we speak, it’s being written. I’ve had 15 drafts evolving. I definitely want to do that again because I really enjoyed doing Prometheus."
Well, that's interesting. He's had 15 drafts of the scripts so far… I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. He went on to address the mixed reviews of Prometheus and the lack of recognizable monsters, saying:
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
As for what audiences can expect to see in the sequel, he said:
"You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on!"
I enjoyed Prometheus, but there were a ridiculous amount of plot holes and the characters weren't the smartest bunch of people. I really hope that we see a vast improvement in the sequel.