While things started out hush-hush — complete with meta trailers of trailers — Ridley Scott is now finally ready to talk about his upcoming sci-fi flick, “Prometheus.”
The lauded director covers the next issue of The Hollywood Reporter, which reveals the details of his return to the world of science fiction.
“Prometheus” stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace as a group of explorers that stumble onto mankind’s greatest and most terrifying secrets. THR writes that the film was in development for four years and acquired a budget upwards of $ 130 million, spanning three continents.
The article leaks out other titillating tidbits: Scott signed on to revisit the “Alien” universe due to a long-standing feud with James Cameron. (Ridley was passed over as the helmer of the sequel “Aliens,” which launched Cameron into super stardom, something Scott was “pissed off” about.)
Oh, and another bomb: the director is really, really developing a sequel to his famous dystopian film, “Blade Runner.” Scott confirmed that the film is in the works with the original co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher. He is also working on a film about the British author, Gertrude Bell, which could star Angelina Jolie. And he wants to develop a “Prometheus 2.”
When it rains, it pours.
You can read more about “Prometheus,” as well as Ridley Scott’s upbringing, over on THR.
“Prometheus” hits theaters June 8.
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