Damon Lindelof has revealed how he has had to pull out of writing the screenplay for Prometheus 2, as he has a very busy schedule at the moment. Damon says that he is a person that likes to focus on one project at a time, so will not be able to be involved in the Prometheus sequel.
Lindelof told Collider, “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.”
He added, “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.’”
Damon continued, “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.”
So far, the Prometheus 2 story is currently being discussed and Ridley Scott has yet to get a writer involved in the movie. Who would you like to see penning the screenplay for the Prometheus sequel?