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It seems like we get some new "Alien"/"Prometheus" news every other day nowadays. Months back, we heard that Neill Blomkamp would be helming an "Alien 5" movie (one that disregarded the existence of "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection"), and that Ridley Scott would be working on a "Prometheus 2." Some time after that, Scott revealed that "Prometheus 2" would actually be an "Alien" movie, and that Blomkamp's film has been delayed indefinitely. Despite the original "Prometheus" only sharing the DNA and world with the original "Alien" film, Scott now seems oddly adamant at linking the two franchises together.
In a conference in Sydney, Scott delved further into his plans with the franchise, and explains his inspirations for "Prometheus" and how the whole thing will eventually tie together (via THR).
“'Prometheus 1' was born out of my frustration that on 'Alien 1' in 1979 — I only did one as I don't normally do sequels. »
- Joseph Medina
Fresh off providing us with an update on some of the questions that he’ll be answering with the upcoming Alien: Covenant, Sir Ridley Scott has once again been talking about the upcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. The legendary English director confirmed that Michael Fassbender, who, I think we can all admit, stole Prometheus thanks to his fantastic performance as David the android, will actually play two roles in the blockbuster. Which, for an actor of his caliber, could produce scintillating results. Scott made this admission during a press conference, witnessed by Screen Daily, for the upcoming science fiction film that was held at Sydney’s Fox Studios Australia. The event was organised to celebrate the fact that production will take place down under. While speaking about Alien: Covenant, not only did the filmmaker reveal that Noomi Rapace will be returning »
I remember before Prometheus came out, getting info about the film was akin to pulling teeth. Now nary a day goes by without Ridley Scott talking about his plans for the next several films. Read on for the latest. First… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Back in September Ridley Scott revealed that he had plans for three Prometheus sequels, and now the filmmaker has reaffirmed that the upcoming Alien: Covenant will be followed by a further two movies during a press conference in Sydney, Australia (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“Its a very complex story,” states Scott. “Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus. Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.”
“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, »
- Gary Collinson
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- Derek Anderson
Ridley Scott is already hard at work on the follow-up to Prometheus. Make that follow-ups, because the English director has made it very clear that he wants to explore the franchise and its cavalcade of characters and beasts in much more detail over a number of films. In fact, he’s now revealed the exact question that he will explore in his upcoming Alien adventures. Ridley Scott admitted that, to him, these queries are actually rather rudimentary and simple. In fact he’s surprised that no-one explored them in either Aliens, Alien 3, or Alien: Resurrection. He told The Hollywood Reporter: I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question, ‘Why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where »
When Ridley Scott announced his return to science-fiction with the mammoth production Prometheus (2012), rumors immediately began to eddy: Would it be a prequel to Alien? Scott wouldn't say, though the answer was obviously, "Yes, it is a prequel." Now, following the announcement that his Prometheus sequel will actually be another Alien prequel called Alien: Covenant, Scott has ditched the enigmatic ambiguities of his Prometheus marketing and is playing this one straight: he will follow up Alien: Covenant with two more Prometheus sequels, finally tying it all in to his 1979 opus Alien. "It's a very complex story," he said of the new film at a press conference in Sydney. "It's an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1." It will chronicle the plight of a crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover a Stygian non-paradise, the sole inhabitant of which is the robotic David (Michael Fassbender), »
- Greg Cwik
Michael Fassbender to play two roles in upcoming sci-fi, Australian government to build on incentives.
The director provided new details about the film at a press conference held at the studio on Friday November 27, where he spoke alongside state and federal politicians, including Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop MP.
“I never did any more because I don’t normally do sequels but I was amazed with the three that followed, no one »
With Alien 5’s future now in doubt, Ridley Scott has confirmed that he has big plans for the Alien prequels which pick up after the events of 2012’s Prometheus. That’s right, prequels. Alien Covenant looks set to be the first part of a trilogy answering, “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who
- Josh Wilding
Two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox announced that Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel will be titled Alien: Covenant, and it will have direct ties to the director's 1979 classic sci-fi horror movie Alien. In the official press release, only actor Michael Fassbender was confirmed to return as android David. This led many to wondering what happened to Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace. Was she still in the movie? Is this new adventure set further into the future? Today, Ridley Scott partially answers that question.
Yes, Noomi Rapace will reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant. But the character only plays a very small role. Her brief screen time will amount to nothing more than a cameo. But we should learn what became of her following the events seen in Prometheus. This is the official synopsis released by 20th Century Fox.
"Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, »
Apparently, Prometheus is being considered a one-off movie. And perhaps we shouldn't view Alien: Covenant as its sequel. Instead, director Ridley Scott says that Alien: Covenant is the first in a planned trilogy that will directly link to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien. Though, it will still share ties with Prometheus as well, bringing back star of that movie Michael Fassbender, who will reprise his role as the android David.
Ridley Scott is currently in Australia, where he has begun pre-production on Alien: Covenant. He has shared a few more new details about the movie, confirming that there will be two more prequels to follow. The final of which will meet up with the beginning of Alien, taking a page out of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes playbook. Alien: Covenant is going to play out as an 'origin' story that answers some of the basic questions posed in Alien. »
Now the that Ridley Scott.s upcoming Prometheus sequel appears to have a set-in-stone name (though that could very well change, again), Alien: Covenant, we.re left to wonder how long it will be until the action in this thread links up with his 1979 classic, Alien. Sir Ridley has talked about making multiple movies and now we know that Covenant is the first of three movies that will lead the franchise back to Alien. Scott is in Australia beginning the pre-production process on Covenant. When The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him to talk about the project, The Martian director said: So I.m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we.ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that.s finished »
Visionary director Ridley Scott reveals plans for two more Prometheus/Alien: Covenant sequels. We already now know that the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s Alien sidebar/prequel Prometheus has changed titles more times than a a Xenomorph changes its underpants and we know that the film will now be called Alien: Covenant. What we didn’t know – but…
- Chris Alexander
Unperturbed by the divisive reception of 2012’s Prometheus, Ridley Scott has mapped out some of the big plans in store for his Alien franchise moving forward. Now that we know 2017 will herald the release of Alien: Covenant, the esteemed director has confirmed that said sequel will lay the groundwork for “another one, and then another one.”
Keen to dovetail the story of his Alien prequel trilogy with the seminal 1979 original, we’re learned of Scott’s desire to take full control of the sci-fi franchise, effectively ordering Neill Blomkamp’s pitched follow-up to the shelf for the foreseeable future. Shedding light on the origins of the indelible Xenomorph, the director has promised that answers are coming, and the release of Covenant is just the beginning.
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Speaking at a Sydney press conference (via The Hollywood Reporter), Scott announced the news just as Alien: Covenant readies itself to slither into pre-production. »
- Michael Briers
Ridley Scott has said that we are to expect three more Prometheus films.
The legendary British director was speaking at a press conference in Sydney where he spoke about the planned films, which will start in 2017 with Alien: Covenant.
“Its a very complex story. Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1,” Scott said. “Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 – I only did one as I don’t normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed that no-one asked the question ‘why the Alien, who made it and why?’ Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.”
“So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when »
- Paul Heath
The film had previously been confirmed to shoot in Australia, following a federal government grant, and several states had jockeyed to land the picture.
The Nsw government did not specify how much finance it will provide, but said that the film would contribute some $43 million (A$60 million) to the local economy.
The move potentially gives the state a trio of “Alien” movies. Director, Scott has recently said that he envisages three prequel movies and that the plan is to shoot all three in Australia. “Covenant” is a second prequel, following “Prometheus.”
Michael Fassbender will reprieve his role and is expected at the Fox Studios in Sydney from March next year. The film is scheduled for release in October 2017.
“This is the fourth film Twentieth Century Fox »
- Patrick Frater
Ridley Scott is beginning pre-production work on his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. Around the time of the release of Prometheus, Scott said that he thought that he was one film away from joining the story up to the beginning of 1979's Alien. He's now confirmed we've got a long longer to go.
At a press conference in Australia, Scott confirmed that Alien: Covenant and its two sequels will answer the "very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from". Furthermore, the new movie is set to be "a very complex story" and "an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus".
The worst kept secret in the film production ether of the past few months just became official - Ridley Scott is set to shoot "Alien: Covenant" at Sydney's Fox Studios from March next year. Pre-production is now underway and the shoot will run for sixteen weeks.
The story has the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, an uncharted paradise that is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the 'synthetic' David (Michael Fassbender) who survived the doomed Prometheus expedition.
As previously indicated this is the next chapter in a series of prequels that lead directly to the events depicted in Scott's 1979 classic "Alien". Up until this point it had been assumed to be a trilogy with 2012's "Prometheus" serving as the first film and 'Covenant' as the second.
Scott however has since dismissed that report, saying that there will »
- Garth Franklin
At today's press conference in Sydney announcing the planned start production on "Alien: Covenant" in Australia in March, filmmaker Ridley Scott also talked a bit about some far future projects he has planned.
First up, the "Blade Runner" sequel which he will write and which Denis Villeneuve will direct. Scott confirms that the film will be primarily shot on sound stages in Budapest, Hungary - the same facility which he shot "around 94%" of this year's sci-fi hit 'The Martian'". Additional shooting will take place in Beijing, China.
Then there's the two further "Alien" prequel films he intends to shoot after "Alien: Covenant". The Australian government committed a one off tax offset for "Alien: Covenant" to get the film made in Australia - raising it from 16% to 30%.
That raise is now under consideration to be made permanent for all productions with a decision to be made before May next »
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow Alien: Covenant before the Prometheus storyline meets up with the original 1979 Alien. Alien: Covenant and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from?” Scott revealed at a press conference in Sydney where he is starting pre-production on Covenant, the first sequel to Prometheus. “It's a very complex story. It's an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1,” he said of the
- Pip Bulbeck
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