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On November 27, 2015, Ridley Scott announced that this will be the second (following Prometheus (2012)) in a new Alien Trilogy which will take place closer to and lead up to the original film.
The new planet, which is assumed to be the home of the engineers, is being referred to as a paradise and could be the home of the gods who created humanity.
Ridley Scott avoided watching Alien³ (1992) after it was released, and strongly disliked it when he finally saw it decades later. Subsequently, he came up with the idea of making a "sequel-substitution", which then became this after many rewrites.
The name 'Alien: Paradise Lost' was used to avoid confusion that surmounted due to disassociation with 'Prometheus' from the 'Alien' franchise. The film was later retitled to 'Alien: Covenant.'
The film is in production in New Zealand.
Some of the scenes were filmed in Sydney, Australia at Fox studios. Ridley Scott had given Michael Fassbender time off between takes in order for him to attend the X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) premiere that was being held in the same area.
Only Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce reprise their roles in this movie after Prometheus (2012).
The title for the movie was changed from Alien: Paradise Lost to Alien: Covenant.
Rebecca Ferguson was considered for the lead role, but Katherine Waterston was eventually cast.
Making a sequel to Prometheus was almost on indefinite hold after Neill Blomkamp approached 20th Century Fox with his own idea of continuing Ellen Ripley's story after Aliens. In fact, this help shape the approach Ridley Scott would take in his following films after Prometheus with Alien Covenant. Sigourney Weaver actress of Ripley and Michael Biehn who plays Hicks both have confirmed their involvement with Blomkamp. Ridley Scott and Neill Blomkamp have spoken as to not interfere with how they wanted to place their films in the Alien storyline. As of now unfortunately Blomkamp's Alien 5 film has been put on hold in place of both Alien Covenant and Ridley Scott's final Alien film in his new trilogy. Some say Blomkamp's Alien film may never get made because of this extended delay.
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This is the second time Katherine Waterston, has appeared with Carmen Ejogo in a movie together, The first Time was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
This will be the second film that Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston have appeared in together. The first being Steve Jobs (2015).
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Katherine Waterston also appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), the beginning of a prequel series to the original Harry Potter films. The Harry Potter films also featured John Hurt, who appeared in the original Alien (1979).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It was rumored that Shaw will appear in some flashbacks, possibly to clear things about what happened to her and David after the ship's new course at the end of Prometheus.
On an interview with BBC RADIO 2, Michael Fassbender revealed for accident that a new type of alien creature will appear, on set it was refereed as a neomorph.
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