RIDLEY SCOTT CHANGES ‘PROMETHEUS’ SEQUEL NAME FOR THE NTH TIME; ‘ALIEN:COVENANT’ TO START FILMING FROM FEBRUARY 2016
The saga of the next Prometheus installment name-game continues as Ridley Scott gives another new title for his 2012 science fiction thriller. Read On!
According to Cinemablend, the sequel will now be named “Alien:Covenant,” as mentioned by the 77-year-old British director during an interview he gave on the annual AFI Film Festival last Thursday, November 12. Scott made the hint public when he was discussed how he came to be involved with Matt Damon’s “The Martian.”
Scott recalls that they were struggling with the “Alien:Covenant” screenplay which was about to start shooting next February when they received a phone call saying:
“Listen, we’ve got this thing which is completely written called Martian, and I said, ‘Huh.’ And I sped read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox and said, ‘I need to talk to ‘Drew [Goddard, The Martian screenwriter)…”
At this instant, fans have also been presented with not just an up-to-the-minute title for the second installment but also a verification that the filming will indeed start in February 2016. For those keeping a score, the director has changed the title for the third time, with Prometheus 2 and Alien: Paradise Lost as previous headings to his extra-terrestrial allegory.
The award-winning Scott has been dead serious with taking hold of the “Alien” project for all his own. Lately, “District 9” director Neill Bloomkamp who has expressed interest in the “Xenomorph” tale spear-headed his own “Alien” interpretation which reeled-in the interest of original actors Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn, as reported by Blastr. This union never materialized as Scott re-emerged after “The Martian” shelving Bloomkamp’s project into limbo courtesy of the producer’s decision.
Ridley Scott’s follow-up as reported by Bloody Disgusting, will most likely tie all the loose-ends which were left unaccounted for in the 2012 movie. The new title itself concerns the notion of an “agreement” which will likely concern the Engineers and the humankind.
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