Rapace says Prometheus sequel is underway

Swedish actress says that she has already met with director Ridley Scott

Noomi Rapace has revealed that work has started already on the sequel to Ridley's Scott's 'Alien' series prequel 'Prometheus'.

Though it would be odd if she did not reprise the role of scientist Elizabeth Shaw in the next film, she remained tight-lipped over whether she was definitely on board, though it's thought she is contractually obliged to do so if the film is made.

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Prometheus... sequel is underway, says Noomi Rapace (Copyright: Rex)

“They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will,” she told The Playlist.

“I love working with Ridley. It was pure joy. It was really hard work sometimes. My body was a complete mess – I had bruises and cuts and emotionally I was a bit slammed. But being in his world and his universe was such an amazing experience.”

It recently emerged that 'Lost' writer Damon Lindelof will not be returning to pen the sequel, which split both critics and fans of the original films down the middle.

“It’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different,” she went on.

“Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations. And for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue. I would love to do it.”

A 2015 release has been mooted for the film.