I enjoyed Prometheus a lot, more than most, but I have no problem admitting that the movie’s script was less than ideal. Well, good news — guess who won’t be back for the forthcoming Prometheus sequel? Hollywood blockbuster generating robot Damon Lindelof! Here’s what Lindelof had to say about his non-involvement…
“Prometheus 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. 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.”
Someone needs to update Damon Lindelof’s operating system. Only one task at once? That’s some first-generation iPad s–t. Oh, by the way, all the cool, heady big ideas, backstory about the Engineers and well, most of the plot stuff that actually made sense? That was Jon Spaihts. The annoying way the movie sort of, but neeeever quite connects to Alien? That was Lindelof’s main contribution. So hey, here’s to a coherent Prometheus 2.