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Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof has confirmed that he will not be involved in the movie's sequel.

The Lost creator, who redrafted Jon Spaihts's original script for the first film, said that potential scheduling prevented him from joining the project.

Lindelof recently worked on the screenplay for Star Trek Into Darkness and has a collaborative project with Brad Bird and a TV venture on the horizon.

"I'm usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to [director Ridley Scott], 'I really don't think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff," he told Collider.

"And I don't know when the other stuff is going to be done'. And he was like, 'Well, okay, it's not like I asked you anyways'.

"He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him. But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don't see myself being involved in Prometheus-er."

Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are expected to reprise their roles for the Prometheus sequel, which is rumoured to be titled Paradise and arrive in either 2014 or 2015.

http://m.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a446543/prometheus-sequel-passed-up-by-writer-damon-lindelof.html

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Would that be a prequel sequel? The movie industry is just getting silly these days. If a movie does halfway decent, it's a rush to copy it with another crappy sequel and use the success of the first to sell tickets to the second rather than going back and making a new good movie. But I wasn't much of a fan of the first one either, so I guess it doesn't really make a difference.

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Would that be a prequel sequel? The movie industry is just getting silly these days. If a movie does halfway decent, it's a rush to copy it with another crappy sequel and use the success of the first to sell tickets to the second rather than going back and making a new good movie. But I wasn't much of a fan of the first one either, so I guess it doesn't really make a difference.

perhaps a sprequel lol.

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Actually, I hope it continues where the last one ended, so we can actually travel to the planet.

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I'm interested in what happens next. I liked Prometheus and hope the sequel is as good.

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I liked the concept for Prometheus but the script was absolutely appalling - it seemed like a first draft by a college student. The characters were completely implausible and the way it shoved religion down your throat constantly was tedious and ham-handed. It's a shame as the cinematography was superb and the acting - especially by Fassbender - was generally very good (aside from the geologist character).

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LET US INTO PARADISE!!!

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Fact - Prometheus was also called Paradise as a working title when the film was being made. Yeah, I watched all 3 hours of Behind the Scenes of Prometheus. I liked the movie for what it is.

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Yeah, I watched all 3 hours of Behind the Scenes of Prometheus. I liked the movie for what it is.

A shallow propaganda piece, like many of Ridley Scott's films?

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Damage control.

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A shallow propaganda piece, like many of Ridley Scott's films?

When you create movies sometimes you need to kiss ass to achieve certain things. To call "many" of Scotts movies propaganda pieces is a bit of a stretch.

The movie had to go through the DoD for Scott to be able to make this, meaning that the script has to be favourable towards the army as you already know. Otherwise he just simply wouldn't have had access to free assets and locations which might otherwise prove unobtainable.

Michael Bay doesn't exactly use rocket science to produce his .. movies.

Personally I cannot think of many US army movies that are not "propaganda" pieces.

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Good, his script was bloody woeful. There were more holes in the plot than a sieve. Lindelof just seemed to put cool scenes in while completely disregarding any kind of plot arcs or continuity, just like he did in Lost. I think he's a garbage writer to be honest.

To elaborate...

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The movie had to go through the DoD for Scott to be able to make this, meaning that the script has to be favourable towards the army as you already know. Otherwise he just simply wouldn't have had access to free assets and locations which might otherwise prove unobtainable.

Which results in a pro-US military propaganda piece. The US military should have ZERO influence in movie scripts and shouldn't be subsidising favourable movies. It's propaganda.

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Which results in a pro-US military propaganda piece. The US military should have ZERO influence in movie scripts and shouldn't be subsidising favourable movies. It's propaganda.

How do you imagine this could happen? .. in this world.

Edit: I do agree with you. It should not be the way it is.. sadly that is a big topic and we cannot really do much about it.

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Good, his script was bloody woeful. There were more holes in the plot than a sieve. Lindelof just seemed to put cool scenes in while completely disregarding any kind of plot arcs or continuity, just like he did in Lost. I think he's a garbage writer to be honest.

To elaborate...

I have to agree.

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I liked the concept for Prometheus but the script was absolutely appalling - it seemed like a first draft by a college student. The characters were completely implausible and the way it shoved religion down your throat constantly was tedious and ham-handed. It's a shame as the cinematography was superb and the acting - especially by Fassbender - was generally very good (aside from the geologist character).

What a surprise, a movie where thinking and open mindness are a necessity, and you didn't get it. It wasn't the usual Hollywood here's the plot at the beginning with the predictable end and all the brain dead types pan it for being smart, yet you're usually the first one whinging about how crap most movies are, including the super smart ones

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I actually liked the first one - it got bad reviews but I did actually thought it was pretty good. I'm interested in what happens next.

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A shallow propaganda piece, like many of Ridley Scott's films?

You linked to a Socialist web site, any point you might have thought you were making is void and null, come back with a smart response next time puppet

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What a surprise, a movie where thinking and open mindness are a necessity, and you didn't get it. It wasn't the usual Hollywood here's the plot at the beginning with the predictable end and all the brain dead types pan it for being smart, yet you're usually the first one whinging about how crap most movies are, including the super smart ones

This movie was anything but smart.

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