Ridley Scott and Matt Damon talk about their upcoming projects, the 'Prometheus' and 'Bourne' sequels at 'The Martian' European premiere. Rollo Ross reports.
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' has been heaped with critical praise since it was first shown at the Toronto film festival in September. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, the film is about an astronaut who is left stranded on Mars after he is presumed dead by his crew. 'The Martian' may have landed in London for its European premiere, but talk quickly turned to other upcoming projects - like Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' sequel. SOUNDBITE 'The Martian' director, Ridley Scott, saying (English): "Already begun - actually it's not "Prometheus", it's going to be called "Alien: Paradise Lost". And I've written, I start shooting - I'm prepping now - start shooting in Feb(ruary)." Matt Damon also is returning to the 'Bourne' franchise after the reboot 'Bourne Legacy' starring Jeremy Renner failed to have the same impact with audiences. However, getting back into the films meant getting back into shape. SOUNDBITE actor, Matt Damon, saying (English): "It's time consuming. I'm about to turn 45, so it's a lot different than being 30. The first "Bourne" movie I did, I was 29 and I turned 30 on the picture, so you know it's been 15 years. And I'm definitely fighting nature at this point." 'The Martian' will be landing in cinemas from September 30.