It seems Ridley Scott has been at it again with his Prometheus sequel currently scheduled for filming early in 2016, with another rethink on the title of his new film.
Recently it was reported that Scott had decided to rebrand his sequel to Prometheus as an Alien film, with the name Alien: Paradise Lost. However in recent film festival interviews Scott was instead referring to the film by the new name Alien: Covenant.
Reportedly directing this year’s “The Martian” with Matt Damon took Scott’s attention away from the Alien film for a short while, however he’s now back and focused on continuing the tale of Elizabeth Shaw.
The Prometheus sequel still seems to have delayed any plans for the Neill Blomkamp directed Alien 5 which was rumoured to be bringing back Ripley and Hicks in a new revision of what happened following the events of James Cameron’s Aliens.
Now with this name change to more firmly establish Prometheus in the Alien setting, it poses the question if we’ll actually get to see Blomkamp’s revised take anytime soon? Or if Scott wants to helm the overall franchise for the time being.