“[Michael] Fassbender will do this one with me, and it’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here.”
While we still do not know the exact plot of the film – Michael Green is currently revising the script – it has long been rumored to center around scientist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Fassbender), as they travel to the home the Engineers – the creators of humanity. When asked about the plot, Scott made it clear the exploration of philosophical ideas would continue in the next film.
“You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from … It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore. You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that?