Ridley Scott reveals Alien: Covenant is start of new trilogy
Ridley Scott has revealed that his planned sequel to Prometheus is the start of a new trilogy of Alien prequels.
Having previously confirmed that the movie will be titled Alien: Covenant, Scott has now offered up more detail about the movie and revealed he has plans for a series of movies.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter at a press conference in Sydney, Scott said: "When [Covenant] finishes there’ll be another one and then another one. They'll gradually drive into the back entrance of the 1979 film.”
He continued: "Prometheus was borne out of my frustration that in the three Aliens that followed [mine], no-one asked the question 'Who made the Alien and why?'. Very basic questions. I came up with the notion of Prometheus, 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. We’ll kind of pick it up there, with Michael Fassbender in pieces, and it will evolve..."
Prometheus was released in 2012 and served as a origin story to Alien, it also starred Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce.
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.