Tuesday, 25 March 2014

PROMETHEUS 2 - A RELEASE DATE SET


2012's Prometheus followed in the footsteps of fellow Alien-related films Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection by being not all that bad, and not all that badly-received, and being then reviled by many and regarded as a failure, by and large. Well, it wasn't, though like those other two films, it wasn't much of a success either. A sequel has been commissioned, and a March 2016 release has been announced. That's a pre-summer release for the sequel to a summer release - a sign of worry? Not considering the current slate of spring blockbuster releases, but I'd expect grosses to go down for Prometheus 2. Michael Green, who recently worked on Prometheus director Ridley Scott's Blade Runner follow-up, has been brought on to rewrite Jack Paglen's original draft; the story will reportedly feature multiple 'David' (Michael Fassbender) androids - that ought to please fans, and will be more in the vein of the original Alien - that also ought to please fans.