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Spectre's John Logan brought in to revise script for Alien: Paradise Lost

11.11.2015
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ALIEN: PARADISE LOST, the upcoming sequel to PROMETHEUS, is aiming to begin production next February, but not without a few revisions to its screenplay. Jack Paglen (TRANSCENDENCE) was originally brought in to pen the sequel's script, after which Michael Green (GREEN LANTERN) was hired to rewrite Paglen's draft. Now Variety reports (spotted by /Film) that John Logan (SPECTRE), who has worked with Ridley Scott before on GLADIATOR, has been tapped to revise the script before it goes before the cameras.

John Logan's work has garnered some major praise over the years, so I'd imagine that his involvement can only mean good things for the PROMETHEUS sequel. Speaking of the sequel, Ridley Scott has been hinting at some of the questions which we may finally get an answer to, including the origin of the xenomorph.

One of the questions that had never been answered was why such a creature would be invented, and by whom. That opens much larger, more universal questions.

While Ridley Scott kicked off the ALIEN series with that incredible first film back in 1979, the franchise quickly passed to other directors including James Cameron and David Fincher. This time around however, Ridley Scott is hoping to keep PROMETHEUS and its sequels all to himself. The director told IGN that he "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." Scott's plan to have several PROMETHEUS sequels released before finally tying back to ALIEN is definitely ambitious, but I really do hope that he actually gets the chance to complete his vision.

We can expect to see ALIEN: PARADISE LOST in theaters on May 30, 2017.

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7:16AM on 11/16/2015
I can't see why Ridleys pre-sequel would interfere with Blomkamps Alien 5 sequel. If anything Prometheus opened the door to the possibility of the Xenomorph habiting many planets due to the Engineers exploration. In my mind this would give Blomkamp more freedom to develop his Ripley and Hicks era sequel.
I can't see why Ridleys pre-sequel would interfere with Blomkamps Alien 5 sequel. If anything Prometheus opened the door to the possibility of the Xenomorph habiting many planets due to the Engineers exploration. In my mind this would give Blomkamp more freedom to develop his Ripley and Hicks era sequel.
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8:24AM on 11/12/2015
Great to hear such a solid script writer is giving this another look over. What I hope is that Blomkamp's alien movie doesn't get permanently shelved because Scott wants his baby back.
Great to hear such a solid script writer is giving this another look over. What I hope is that Blomkamp's alien movie doesn't get permanently shelved because Scott wants his baby back.
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9:16PM on 11/11/2015
Honestly, I think this is a good sign for everyone. If they brought on someone to revise the drafts after the statements made weeks ago about Prometheus 2 then this mean the studios might be going ahead with Blomkamp's alien despite Prometheus' possible failure.
Honestly, I think this is a good sign for everyone. If they brought on someone to revise the drafts after the statements made weeks ago about Prometheus 2 then this mean the studios might be going ahead with Blomkamp's alien despite Prometheus' possible failure.
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9:21PM on 11/11/2015
Oh shit. I read that wrong. I thought Paradise Lost was going to be the title for Blomkamp's Alien movie. I didn't read that right in terms of it being a sequel to Prometheus rather. Well fuck that. I don't care for Prometheus or any sequels for that matter one way or the other. With that said I hope the revisions are good and that Paradise Lost can make a decent return so that we can get the Alien sequel we've truly all been waiting for.
Oh shit. I read that wrong. I thought Paradise Lost was going to be the title for Blomkamp's Alien movie. I didn't read that right in terms of it being a sequel to Prometheus rather. Well fuck that. I don't care for Prometheus or any sequels for that matter one way or the other. With that said I hope the revisions are good and that Paradise Lost can make a decent return so that we can get the Alien sequel we've truly all been waiting for.
6:24AM on 11/12/2015
yeah well Scott's recent statements (link below) about wanting to take ownership of the franchise doesn't bode well and is probaly the reason Blomkampf's got iced. Really annoyed by this, i look forward to Prometheus 2 but if its existence means no Alien 5 then that movie can rot in a sewer.
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yeah well Scott's recent statements (link below) about wanting to take ownership of the franchise doesn't bode well and is probaly the reason Blomkampf's got iced. Really annoyed by this, i look forward to Prometheus 2 but if its existence means no Alien 5 then that movie can rot in a sewer.
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