'Prometheus' sequel hires a new writer

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It’s been almost exactly one year since the Alien pseudo-prequel Prometheus fascinated and infuriated audiences with its mixture of gorgeous visuals and confusing character decisions. Although the film set up a sequel, there hasn’t been much news, besides the revelation that screenwriter Damon Lindelof would not be returning — possibly because he’d like to spend just one summer not reading a nonstop parade of nerd-rage tweets.

But Fox is not letting the project die. EW has confirmed the news originally reported by Variety that screenwriter Jack Paglen has stepped onboard the project. Paglen wrote the upcoming sci-fi film Transcendence, which will be directed by Wally Pfister, the longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer, which makes the Prometheus sequel a kinda-sorta Nolan movie if you think about it for a second and then stop thinking.

There’s no news about a release date for the sequel. The new film has been referred to as Paradise, even though Epimetheus would be more accurate. Presumably, the sequel will feature more of the Alien aliens than Prometheus, which basically had none except for that one for like a second.

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