Nov 30
2015

Here’s a bummer for everyone who was expecting Noomi to headline the Prometheus sequel “Alien: Covenant”. These last days, one of the big concerns was coming about was the lack of word on Rapace’s character Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and whether or not we’d be seeing her return. After all, Prometheus ended with Shaw taking David’s (Michael Fassbender) head onto a ship where they began their travels to try and find the Engineer’s home planet. However, talking with Screen Daily, director Ridley Scott confirmed that Rapace would return, although only for a “…minor part“. Scott plans on making this new Alien film the first in a brand new trilogy, one that will eventually, “…drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979.” Alien: Covenant is expected to hit theaters on October 6th, 2017.

Sep 25
2015

Article courtesy Empire. As Sir Ridley Scott prepares for the launch of his enormously satisfying sci-fi flick, The Martian, he’s been talking, mostly to HeyUGuys, about his next movie: the sequel to Prometheus. Yesterday, he revealed that the title of the film was actually Alien: Paradise Lost, linking it directly to the franchise he started back in 1979. But it also set tongues wagging: what did this title mean? How do things tie into the Alien world? What does this mean for Neill Blomkamp’s mooted Alien sequel? And what the heck is going to happen to the disembodied head of Michael Fassbender’s David? Well, we spoke to Sir Ridley this afternoon (hear the full interview on next week’s Empire Podcast) and got some answers to those burning questions. On the title change, Sir Ridley said it had been a long time coming. At one point, Paradise was a possible title for Prometheus, but its origins stretch back further than that: “Years ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on – and I was looking at the dark side of the moon – would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word…”

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Aug 30
2015

Article courtesy The Playlist: At this rate, all we need is a formal announcement from 20th Century Fox, because it really does look like “Prometheus 2” is happening very soon. Rumors first surfaced earlier this month when it was reported that production would begin in January, and a couple of weeks later there was chatter that Ridley Scott was insisting to the studio that his movie be made first before Neill Blomkamp’s “Alien 5.” Now comes word from the man himself that he’s returning space following “The Martian.” Empire recently got the chance to talk to Scott and Matt Damon about their upcoming “The Martian,” and when talked turned to the release date of the film being moved ahead (it was originally scheduled for next spring), an interesting revelation surfaced. “Ridley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot!” Damon said about the director’s cool-under-fire reaction to the change. “I was already on to my next movie!” Scott stated. “I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is ‘Prometheus 2.’ ” So, if “Prometheus 2” is indeed shooting in January, it seems some legwork has already quietly been done. Again Fox hasn’t said anything yet but it seems it’s just a formality at this point. So, a return to the world of “Prometheus” in 2017? Looks like that’s a safe assumption.