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'Prometheus' Sequel Moves Forward

by David Weiner 11:42 AM PDT, August 01, 2012
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Still scratching your head over just what took place in Prometheus? Well, some of those pesky hundred-or-so unanswered questions may finally be answered as 20th Century Fox has confirmed that a sequel to the sci-fi epic is moving forward.

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The Hollywood Reporter says that director Ridley Scott and the studio "actively are pushing ahead with a follow-up" and stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed on for the film, which is set in the Alien universe.

"Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it," says Fox president of production Emma Watts. The film is looking at a 2014 or 2015 release date.

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Perhaps clued in to the controversy surrounding the incredibly cryptic nature of Prometheus and its many unanswered questions, the producers are talking to new writers, but the Reporter indicates the move is because co-writer Damon Lindelof "might not be available."

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