‘Prometheus 2’ script is now being written, says Noomi Rapace

The actress met director Ridley Scott in London recently to discuss the sequel

Noomi Rapace has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is moving forward and a script is now being written.

Directed by Ridley Scott, last year’s Prometheus was conceived as a sort of prequel to Scott’s 1979 classic Alien. Rapace and Michael Fassbender starred as members of a spaceship crew attempting to prevent the extinction of the human race.

When it opened last June, Prometheus received a somewhat mixed response from sci-fi fans and cinema critics, and Quentin Tarantino later delivered a less than glowing review, saying: “There was a lot of dumb stuff in it.” However, the film went on to gross over $300 million (£195 million) worldwide and 20th Century Fox have given the green light to a sequel.

Discussing its status with The Playlist, Rapace said: “They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”

Prometheus had a script rewritten by Lost creator Damon Lindelof from an original draft by Jon Spaihts, but Lindelof has recently revealed he will not be involved in the sequel. When asked the identity of the new screenwriter, Rapace remained coy and said: “You would have to ask someone at the studio about who the writer is.”