Ridley Scott is planning to live forever

Prometheus 2: Alien -3: Paradise Lost 1 and it’s sequels ARE on the way

Britain’s master of cinematic detail and our most demanding auteur, Sir Ridley Scott, who recently revealed that the upcoming Prometheus sequel would be his next film after this year’s The Martian would be titled Alien: Paradise Lost.
In passing up on the opportunity to direct the soon-approaching sequel to is 1980s opus, Blade Runner, due to the complexity of juggling multiple projects, he has also revealed what will be keeping him busy for the foreseeable future.


The Space Jockey, the major set piece that connects the two franchises

Three Prometheus sequels. Or three Alien prequels, if you prefer, because that is where we are headed.

Scott may be a prolific producer (9 films in 2015), but his heart is in directing and he has left no room for interpretation when he told Den Of Geek that he would certainly be directing Alien: Paradise Lost (a title which references Milton’s epic poem which details Lucifer’s rebellion and the Fall of Man) and very much plans to direct the two sequels after that.

Ridley Scott is currently 77.
A:PL begins shooting February 2016, due for release in 2017.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be reprising their roles.
By 2017, it will have been 5 years since the original. 
There is no way each sequel will have 5 years gaps in between, otherwise Scott will be well into his 80s by the time we get back to Alien, so it’s sensible to assume that at least 2 of them will be filmed back to back.

I hope we get to see the full continuum of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi vision. If done right, I am sure that the Alien prequels be considered amongst the greatest sci-fi films ever made.

Also, Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is set for 2018 release and will have some connection to Ridley’s Prometheus films.


– Mat S





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