April Fools' Day isn't just for April 1. That's the takeaway from the news that James Cameron was possibly interested in directing a sequel to "Prometheus" -- which would be fantastic if it didn't start as an April Fools' Day prank.
Multiple sites picked up the news that Cameron had discussed directing a follow-up to Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" during the red carpet premiere of "Titanic" last week. "It was during those early talks when he brought up the idea of me stepping in to direct a follow-up," Cameron was quoted as saying by the website Worst Previews. "This is why there's a gap of a few years between 'Prometheus' and the original 'Alien.' That gap is meant for me to answer all the questions raised in 'Prometheus.'"
Cameron directed "Aliens," the 1986 sequel to Scott's "Alien."
Unfortunately for fans, those quotes were likely fabricated or taken out of context -- the source at the bottom of the Worst Previews article links to an April Fools' Day photo.
According to Deadline.com, Cameron's reps said the director was kidding about the "Prometheus" sequel, as he's too focused on the "Avatar" sequels to actually undertake the project.
In other Hollywood news!
· If you saw "The Woman In Black," you'll understand why the sequel will take place 40 years in the future. The period horror thriller, with "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, was released in February and earned $112 million worldwide.
· So you're saying there's a chance! Speaking with Coming Soon over the weekend, Peter Farrelly revealed that "Dumb & Dumber 2" will begin shooting in September. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return to star.
· According to Marvel head Kevin Feige, an adaptation of "Ant-Man" is closer than ever. Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World") would direct.
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