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Ridley Scott may have changed the name of his Prometheus sequel yet again

11.13.2015

Ridley Scott certainly enjoys talking about his upcoming sequel to PROMETHEUS, and the director's latest soundbite on the subject includes yet another title change for the film. Per The Playlist, Scott sat down at the AFI Film Festival to discuss his career and naturally, the discussion soon turned to his involvement in the ALIEN franchise. The PROMETHEUS sequel has most recently been going by ALIEN: PARADISE LOST, but during his AFI talk the director casually tossed out another title.

Ridley Scott mentioned that he is "going to be doing what will be called ‘Alien: Covenant,’ which starts shooting next February." Now it's possible that Scott misspoke and that ALIEN: COVENANT could be the title of one of the future PROMETHEUS sequels, but I suppose we have yet another title to refer to the film by...until Scott changes it again. I doubt that this is the last we hear on the subject of titles, as Ridley Scott is looking to take complete control of all things PROMETHEUS: "I let the other one [Alien] get away from me – I shouldn’t have… I’m trying to re-resurrect the beast and let if off the hook for a while because I’m coming back into the back-end of Alien 1. I’m gradually getting to Alien 1."

ALIEN: COVENANT, or whatever it will eventually be called, starts shooting next February for a May 30, 2017 release.

ALIEN: PARADISE LOST or ALIEN: COVENANT? What's your vote?

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10:09PM on 11/15/2015
Well, okay I guess. 'Paradise Lost' is an overused title anyway. But then again, so is 'Covenant'. *sigh*
Well, okay I guess. 'Paradise Lost' is an overused title anyway. But then again, so is 'Covenant'. *sigh*
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5:42PM on 11/15/2015
I don't even know what to think about this anymore...first he goes the "set in the same universe, but apart from/loosely connected to Alien route with Prometheus. Now, because of the fact that he and Lindelof let the story spin into an incoherent mess of a film he thinks he can win back fans with a sequel that caters more towards an Alien connection. He shouldn't be making this solely to put a band-aid on things and if he is it's destined to fail. With Blomkamp, he could have wiped out Alien 3,
I don't even know what to think about this anymore...first he goes the "set in the same universe, but apart from/loosely connected to Alien route with Prometheus. Now, because of the fact that he and Lindelof let the story spin into an incoherent mess of a film he thinks he can win back fans with a sequel that caters more towards an Alien connection. He shouldn't be making this solely to put a band-aid on things and if he is it's destined to fail. With Blomkamp, he could have wiped out Alien 3, yet it seems he had an idea for an original story that would have taken Alien and Ripley further and towards more of a purpose than simply mending things. I would have rather taken a chance on that at this point because Scott already had his with Prometheus and he screwed it up. I'm sorry but that is the consensus on that film: pretty, but dumb. It didn't exactly make a truckload of money either, so why this gets the go-ahead over the other film is anyone's guess. Maybe The Martian's success and Chappie's failure was the breaking point.
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4:06PM on 11/14/2015
Anything that might kill off Blomkamp's fanboy retcon can't be all bad.
Anything that might kill off Blomkamp's fanboy retcon can't be all bad.
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1:44PM on 11/14/2015
Annoying things about Prometheus: it was an Alien prequel that didn't want to be an Alien prequel.
Annoying things about Prometheus 2: it wants to be an Alien prequel so might've effectively killed Alien 5.
Still won't be negative nancy, lets hope we can get a bunch of awesome movies out of this whole ordeal, fingers crossed!
Annoying things about Prometheus: it was an Alien prequel that didn't want to be an Alien prequel.
Annoying things about Prometheus 2: it wants to be an Alien prequel so might've effectively killed Alien 5.
Still won't be negative nancy, lets hope we can get a bunch of awesome movies out of this whole ordeal, fingers crossed!
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3:18PM on 11/14/2015
Um, see, idiots like you can't comprehend the fact that this isn't an average prequel. It is a movie set in the same universe, that takes place many years before the events of Alien. You just wanted it to jump right into Alien territory when from DAY 1 we knew it wouldn't. So go cry about it but stop broadcasting your ignorance. It makes you look bad.
Um, see, idiots like you can't comprehend the fact that this isn't an average prequel. It is a movie set in the same universe, that takes place many years before the events of Alien. You just wanted it to jump right into Alien territory when from DAY 1 we knew it wouldn't. So go cry about it but stop broadcasting your ignorance. It makes you look bad.
8:03PM on 11/14/2015
Had a bad day or something? Please dont put words into my mouth mate, I was fully aware its set in the same universe and no i didnt need it to jump into 'Alien' territory off the bat. My main problem was that Prometheus was originally conceived as an Alien prequel by Jon Spathis, Lindelhof came on board and went in a different direction whilst keeping the same structure, it made the whole plot jarring although still kept some interesting ideas that unfortunately weren't fully explored (the
Had a bad day or something? Please dont put words into my mouth mate, I was fully aware its set in the same universe and no i didnt need it to jump into 'Alien' territory off the bat. My main problem was that Prometheus was originally conceived as an Alien prequel by Jon Spathis, Lindelhof came on board and went in a different direction whilst keeping the same structure, it made the whole plot jarring although still kept some interesting ideas that unfortunately weren't fully explored (the result of the switch of writers). i was actually intrigued with where Prometheus ended and how it would become its own franchise instead of tying into Alien since im a big fan of that universe in general (im a collector of the comics, books, video games). Next time maybe just take your rage out on your pillow or the aintitcoolnews forum instead of throwing a nasty attitude around.
10:36PM on 11/14/2015
Yeah I agree, I liked the movie for being a true sci-fi with some big ideas, but the rewrite from being a more cut and dried prequel left a bit of a script mess, and most of the characters were poorly realised/written. Anyway, I'm a sci-fi fiend so looking forward to more and hoping they can improve on the issues in the last outing.
Also that mecha dude totally overreacted to what was a pretty mildly put opinion. Chill out mate...
Yeah I agree, I liked the movie for being a true sci-fi with some big ideas, but the rewrite from being a more cut and dried prequel left a bit of a script mess, and most of the characters were poorly realised/written. Anyway, I'm a sci-fi fiend so looking forward to more and hoping they can improve on the issues in the last outing.
Also that mecha dude totally overreacted to what was a pretty mildly put opinion. Chill out mate...
1:38PM on 11/14/2015

Prometheus? Alien?

Not sure, about any of this.
Alien:Covenant seems like it would fit with the mythology. And it would it nice if the Ridley Scott film and the Neil Blomkamp film made sense together, were in the same universe.
Not sure, about any of this.
Alien:Covenant seems like it would fit with the mythology. And it would it nice if the Ridley Scott film and the Neil Blomkamp film made sense together, were in the same universe.
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1:28AM on 11/14/2015
Ahhh well.
I wish Ridley had stuck with his Prometheus storyline. It had promise, just lacked in execution. It could have been saved with the second movie done well. And then of course Blomkamp doin' his own Aliens. The plotlines in the same Universe, but going off in different directions.
Ahhh well.
I wish Ridley had stuck with his Prometheus storyline. It had promise, just lacked in execution. It could have been saved with the second movie done well. And then of course Blomkamp doin' his own Aliens. The plotlines in the same Universe, but going off in different directions.
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12:26AM on 11/14/2015

Remindes me when Berge, Mike Sampson & Paul Tassi started throwing around "NOT M:I4" back in late 2010

Yeah....Good times. Just 1, outta many, reason(s) I love this site.

I prefer the "Paradise Lost" subtitle myself. Keeping in line w/ the eventual arrival to the engineer's home planet. Has that whole 'dark god' sorta feel.

Keep the quips, witticisms & wisecracks comin'.
Yeah....Good times. Just 1, outta many, reason(s) I love this site.

I prefer the "Paradise Lost" subtitle myself. Keeping in line w/ the eventual arrival to the engineer's home planet. Has that whole 'dark god' sorta feel.

Keep the quips, witticisms & wisecracks comin'.
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9:36PM on 11/13/2015

Doesnt matter what its called...

I will be there opening night!
I will be there opening night!
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