Fox has landed a writer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2. Deadline reports that Jack Paglen, whose Black List script Transcendence was picked up by Alcon for Wally Pfister to direct, will be stepping into the position filled by John Spaihts and Damon Lindelof on the 2012 sci-fi film.
Prometheus was a prequel to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, but it also served as the director’s return to the genre. The film starred Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. At the end of last year, Lindelof explained that he wasn’t interested in returning for the sequel in an effort to focus on his own projects.
The news comes not long after the announcement that Green Lantern scribe Michael Green will pen a sequel to another Scott film, Blade Runner. In the meantime, Scott directed a screenplay written by author Cormac McCarthy called The Counselor that’s set to debut on Oct. 25 and Lindelof is working on Tomorrowland at Disney with Brad Bird.