Ridley Scott opens up about his plans for Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost
Ridley Scott has opened up about his plans for Alien: Paradise Lost, his planned sequel to Prometheus.
Production on Alien: Paradise Lost is due to begin in February 2016 and will see stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace returning to reprise their roles.
Asked about his plans for the movie, Scott revealed he is slowly working his way back towards the original Alien and regrets letting the series get away from him.
He told IGN: “I’m trying to keep this for myself. I 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."
He went on to say: “Prometheus 2 will start getting shot in February and I’ve already begun now so I know what the script is. Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we’ll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?”
Prometheus was released in 2012 and served as a origin story to Alien, it also starred Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. You can check it out here in our online store.
A further sequel to Alien, this time directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp, was in pre-production early this year and was set to shoot in 2017, but has now been put on hold due to Scott's new plans.