Ridley Scott is apparently planning not two, but three sequels to 2012’s Prometheus. The fourth installment is reportedly going to tell the story up until the events which take place in the 1979 classic, Alien.
Scott confirmed the plans to connect the two space sagas in an interview on the German website, FilmFutterand, and says that he plans to explain the origins of our beloved xenomorphs.
“It won’t be in the next one,” he stated. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise.” Scott is also quoted as saying “the whole point” of Prometheus was “to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself”. He also noted that he had always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare: “I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”
South African director, Neill Blomkamp (of District 9 fame) has also announced that his Alien sequel has been greenlit and will be moving forward. 20th Century Fox has confirmed the news and said that Blomkamp will be doing both the writing and directing.
Alien and Aliens are probably my all time favourite movies and it is therefore needless to say that I am thrilled to have two acclaimed artists bringing Giger’s fantastic creations back to the big screen.
Ridley Scott has now said in an interview that Prometheus 2 will be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. The name is taken from Milton’s famous poem about man’s fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. Watch a clip from the interview below.
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