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Ridley Scott Confirms Sequels for “Prometheus” and “Blade Runner”

20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott have confirmed that a sequel is forthcoming for last summer’s sci-fi film “Prometheus.” Scott also verified that an “Untitled Blade Runner Project” is in the works.  This is what he had to say about returning to the sci-fi genre.

“I hadn’t done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the “Alien” world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. “Prometheus” evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapaces Dr. Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.”

So, when asked if the sequel to “Prometheus” would be just about Elizabeth Shaw contemplating putting David’s head back on his body, the filmmaker responded.

“I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”

Asked about directing the “Untitled Blade Runner Project,” Scott spoke about the film and whether or not Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard from the original “Blade Runner.”

“It’s not a rumor – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs.] And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”

“Prometheus 2” comes to theaters in 2014, and stars Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

The “Untitled Blade Runner Project” comes to theaters in 2014.

“Prometheus” is now on special edition Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Metro, IMDb