Prometheus Sequel May Have Changed Title Again

It's no longer Alien: Paradise Lost.


While it wasn't a surprise that Ridley Scott was directing a sequel to his 2012 sci-fi horror hit Prometheus, the title for the film was. In September, it was reported that the film would in fact be called Alien: Paradise Lost, suggesting it would have a lot of more in common with the Alien movies than first thought. Now it seems that the title has changed again.

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During an interview about his career at the AFI Film Festival, Scott referred to the movie as Alien: Covenant. This happened after the director was asked about how he chooses his projects. "I've got no plan," he said, as reported by Indiewire. "I go from pillar to post randomly. I have this childlike fascination and thrill of doing it.

"I was going to be doing what will be called Alien: Covenant, which starts shooting next February, and we were struggling with the screenplay. There and then there was a phone call, somebody saying, ‘Listen, we've got this thing which is completely written called Martian, and I said, ‘Huh.' And I speed read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox and said, ‘I need to talk to 'Drew [writer Drew Goddard]…'"

Originally, two Alien films were going to be made over the next few years--Scott's Prometheus sequel, and the direct sequel Alien 5, directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp. However, Blomkamp has since confirmed that his film was now on hold.

Alien: Covenant will shoot in Australia next year, and once again star Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender.

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