The 76-year-old filmmaker flew into Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, where he was given a VIP tour of the Fox Studios lot. Here's what an unidentified source had to say about why Ridley Scott is in Australia, with staff members being flown in from around the continent.
"It's the best kept secret at the moment, that Ridley is here to film the Prometheus sequel. Staff have been pulled off productions on the Gold Coast and Melbourne to take meetings about it. The news couldn't come at a better time, with Gods of Egypt and San Andreas wrapping soon people were looking for the next project."
The unidentified source revealed that he only became aware of the project shooting in Australia when Ridley Scott arrived in Sydney on Wednesday. There is also a rumor that the filmmaker is seeking a multi-picture agreement with Screen Australia, for both Prometheus 2 and his Untitled Blade Runner Project, which will shoot in 2015.
The first Prometheus, which starred Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce, was shot at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios in London. Fox Studios in Sydney has previously been home to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, The Matrix trilogy, The Great Gatsby, Superman Returns and the upcoming drama The Water Diviner.
Prometheus 2 has already been given a March 4, 2016 release date, with Michael Green (Green Lantern) signing on to rewrite the script back in March, from an original draft by Jack Paglen (Transcendence). No story details have been released for Prometheus 2 at this time.