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Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Is Not Writing the PROMETHEUS Sequel; Explains Why
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“The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite. Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it. And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in. The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.” I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. 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.”

http://collider.com/prometheus-sequel-damon-lindelof/219084/
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I especially liked his last sentence....what an a$$hole....rolleyes.gif
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I wonder...is the sequel going to be about another expedition team, or will they take this WAY out there? Like the woman and cyborg actually landing on the Engineers' planet for a John Carter-esque adventure biggrin.gif? The cyborg has learned their language, so it could make sense!
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Originally Posted by AndreHD View Post

I wonder...is the sequel going to be about another expedition team, or will they take this WAY out there? Like the woman and cyborg actually landing on the Engineers' planet for a John Carter-esque adventure biggrin.gif? The cyborg has learned their language, so it could make sense!

SHAW AND ROBOT HEAD WILL HAPPEN.
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Like the woman and cyborg actually landing on the Engineers' planet for a John Carter-esque adventure biggrin.gif? The cyborg has learned their language, so it could make sense!
I believe RS did say that would be the case.
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

SHAW AND ROBOT HEAD WILL HAPPEN.

He's better have some skilz programmed into that head. If... ummm... you know what I mean.
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He's better have some skilz programmed into that head. If... ummm... you know what I mean.

I'm sure he downloaded Kung-Fu from Morpheus.
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He's better have some skilz programmed into that head. If... ummm... you know what I mean.
OK, that's wrong.biggrin.gif
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The sequel is going to be that Shaw wakes up from a unicorn dream, and they have not yet reached LV-223.
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The sequel is going to be that Shaw wakes up from a unicorn dream, and they have not yet reached LV-223.
That's WAY too RS-nerdy....tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

SHAW AND ROBOT HEAD WILL HAPPEN.

Cannot believe how dumb the prometheus franchise has gotten already, and we've only seen the first installment. Dragon tattoo chick and robot head, back for more.

BTW, the robot is inorganic, correct? So why does it have blonde hair with black roots? And why does the robot look like a 37 year old man with half of a life of intricately formed wrinkles? Why are two of the key characters in the alien franchise caucasians with such great basketball handles?

How far into the realm of stupid will prometheus fans go in pursuit of their Ridley fetish?
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I especially liked his last sentence....what an a$$hole....rolleyes.gif

He's not an a--hole, he's just being honest.
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Originally Posted by johncourt View Post

Dragon tattoo chick and robot head, back for more.
Back for more money. It's business as usual. Why, you thought otherwise?
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BTW, the robot is inorganic, correct? So why does it have blonde hair with black roots?
You are asking us about the technology in 80 years from now? frown.gif
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And why does the robot look like a 37 year old man with half of a life of intricately formed wrinkles?
Blame the casting crew.
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Why are two of the key characters in the alien franchise caucasians with such great basketball handles?
As for the basketball skills, one was human-ish, part Xenomorph part human. The other is obviously dependent on how it's programed.
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How far into the realm of stupid will prometheus fans go in pursuit of their Ridley fetish?
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BTW, the robot is inorganic, correct? So why does it have blonde hair with black roots?

Didn't he dye his hair to look like T.E. Lawrence?...
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Plus, that inorganic being was eating something that looks like hot cereal, drinking "milk", green juice and chewing on biscuits while watching Lawrence of Arabia.
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

Plus, that inorganic being was eating something that looks like hot cereal, drinking "milk", green juice and chewing on biscuits while watching Lawrence of Arabia.
If you watch Futurama you would know "inorganics" can and do eat and drink everything (his name is Bender).wink.gif
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

If you watch Futurama you would know "inorganics" can and do eat and drink everything (his name is Bender).wink.gif

Also Futurama takes place in the future of The Walking Dead. Heads in jars technology was pioneered by The Governor and somehow lost in Ridley's universe. The heads just explode.
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Also Futurama takes place in the future of The Walking Dead. Heads in jars technology was pioneered by The Governor and somehow lost in Ridley's universe. The heads just explode.
My favorite head-in-jar is the Nixon one.....always funny.biggrin.gif
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My favorite head-in-jar is the Nixon one.....always funny.biggrin.gif
Nixon was president in 1968 and Romero's documentary Night of the Living Dead was also released in 1968. Their close proximity is no mere coincidence. Nixon's zombie head was able to be preserved in plenty of time to allow The Walking Dead to occur (it occurs in Romero's universe) while establishing the fact that government zombie programs have been around for a looooong time explained by Benjamin Franklin's zombie head in Futurama. I'm not sure where exactly the timelines between Futurama and Prometheus diverged but I think Aliens VS Predator might be a good starting point. Those Xenomorphs were like Mayan old yet Prometheus is in the future. I'm on the fence about it being witchcraft or accepting the hard evidence that our "Romero zombies" and the Xenomorphs in Antarctica are byproducts of the black goo that was sent here way back in the day.
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“The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite. Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it. And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in. The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.” I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. 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.”

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I especially liked his last sentence....what an a$$hole....rolleyes.gif

What an a$$hole is right. A rewrite? All the cool ideas where Spaights. DL just mucked up the execution, castrated the horror elements and tried to make David a more sympathetic character at the expense of some of the other characters.

The Spaights script addresses 90% of most folks issues with the movie, while also adding a DEFINATE element of horror and much more kick a$$ery for Shaw.
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

I'm on the fence about it being witchcraft or accepting the hard evidence that our "Romero zombies" and the Xenomorphs in Antarctica are byproducts of the black goo that was sent here way back in the day.
Hmmm, I hadn't noticed the Futurama, Romero, Xenomorphs, and Prometheus connection before....
DOH!redface.gif
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After the way he mucked-up the finale of LOST, I wouldn't want him on any project of mine.
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And he was like, “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.”
That is the tell-tale quote.
It hints RS wasn't too thrilled with his re-write.wink.gif
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Hmmm, I hadn't noticed the Futurama, Romero, Xenomorphs, and Prometheus connection before....
DOH!redface.gif
What if I told you the red pill isn't for everyone?
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

What if I told you the red pill isn't for everyone?
Pills.....mmmmmm......
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

That is the tell-tale quote.
It hints RS wasn't too thrilled with his re-write.wink.gif

That could be true, but as the director, shouldn't RS be thrilled with whatever ends up as the re-write? On the outisde looking in, I think these big budget directors get pulled too many directions in an affects heavy movie and somehow over look, or don't have the time and focus to dedicate to, you know, the actual story telling of the movie.
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

That could be true, but as the director, shouldn't RS be thrilled with whatever ends up as the re-write? On the outisde looking in, I think these big budget directors get pulled too many directions in an affects heavy movie and somehow over look, or don't have the time and focus to dedicate to, you know, the actual story telling of the movie.
Good question.

It seems to me RS should/would have been able to choose what he script he shot.
Unless there is evidence to the contrary, I just have to assume he did.
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Unless there is evidence to the contrary, I just have to assume he did.

I agree... Besides, didn't someone mention a few posts/pages back (Matt?) that the first script was a bit too "Alien"?
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I just have to assume he did.
You mean that's what you chose to believe...
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