Ridley Scott is set to go ahead with plans for a sequel to Prometheus, his latest movie based in the 'Alien' universe.
Plans for a sequel have long been expected due to the success of the film, which starred Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the science fiction blockbuster hit will be followed up due to critics warmly receiving Scott's return to the genre that made his name and the movie made more than double its production costs across the world ($300m).
'Prometheus' did leave room for a sequel, and reportedly stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are contracted to return. Although the movie may be a way off yet, as Ridley is currently filming his next project, 'The Counselor', and the director wants to get any new 'Alien' movie perfect.
When asked by THR about the sequel, Twentieth Century Fox's president of production, Emma Watts, said: "Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it."
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