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Prometheus 2 Becomes Alien: Paradise Lost; Confused Yet?

Posted by John Squires on September 24, 2015

So. There’s a whole lot of madness going on in the Alien world right now. Neill Blomkamp is working on a sequel of his own while Ridley Scott preps a whopping three (potential) sequels to pseudo-prequel Prometheus, the last of which will tie directly into the Alien universe.

Are you following? Good. But things are about to get way more confusing.

In a new interview with Hey U Guys, Scott revealed the title for the first sequel to Prometheus, and much to our surprise, it’s not Prometheus 2. What is it, you ask? Suggesting that the film will be heavily influenced by the franchise it’s connected to, the sequel will now be known as Alien: Paradise Lost.

Of course, this seems to contradict Scott’s recent comments that the Prometheus/Alien connection wouldn’t truly be felt until the third sequel to the prequel franchise, and it also makes us wonder what the hell – if anything – is going on with Blomkamp’s proposed sequel. What would that be called?!

It’s official, folks. The Alien franchise has finally become as confusing as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.

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Ridley Scott Planning Three Prometheus Sequels; Will Eventually Connect to Alien Universe

Posted by John Squires on September 23, 2015

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus worked well as both a standalone film and a pseudo-prequel to 1979’s Alien, the end of the film showing us the birth of a proto-Xenomorph. It was a pretty cool little treat for fans of the franchise, and now Scott says it will eventually be paid off. Read on!

In an interview with German site Film Futter, the visionary director talked briefly about the future of the Prometheus series, and he revealed some incredibly surprising plans. For starters, the upcoming sequel, which we’ve been covering for some time now, isn’t the only one on the way.

It won’t be in the next one; it will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise,” Scott explained about the new franchise’s inherent ties to the old, noting that upwards of three Prometheus sequels are eventually in the cards. Yes, THREE.

The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself,” he elaborated. “I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”

In addition to the Prometheus films, Ridley Scott is also attached to produce Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel, though it’s hard to say what the status of that project is.

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Ridley Scott Offers New Prometheus 2 Update

Posted by David Gelmini on September 14, 2015

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, where The Martian is currently screening, Ridley Scott gave the following update on Prometheus 2

“You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us? I don’t think we are here by accident. It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore. You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where’s the big boy? You think this was all an accident?”

When he says “the big boy” could he be referring to God himself? The ultimate creator? Sure seems like it. Only time will tell what exactly Scott has in mind, but it sounds like he has a clear idea of where he wants to go with the sequel.

We previously reported that Prometheus 2 would film in early 2016, and that Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will both return, though the Xenomorphs likely will not. It seems to be moving further and further away from the Alien franchise, but no Xenomorphs will be better than the forced and pointless appearance of the one at the end of the first film. But Neil Bloomkamp’s upcoming Alien movie will certainly give you your Xenomorph fix.

Prometheus 2 will be released on May 30, 2017.

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Ridley Scott Begins Work on Prometheus 2

Posted by John Squires on August 27, 2015

Fans of the Alien franchise are in store for no shortage of treats in the coming years, as Neill Blomkamp is developing a sequel to the original franchise while Ridley Scott is working on a follow-up to pseudo-prequel Prometheus. And according to Scott, pre-production is well underway.

In an interview with Empire, Ridley Scott officially confirmed that Prometheus 2 will be his next movie, and he noted that work on the sequel has already begun.

I was already on to my next movie!” said Scott, when asked about the release date of The Martian being pushed forward before filming had wrapped. “I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”

Ridley Scott will return to the director’s chair in early 2016, set to begin filming Prometheus 2 this coming January. The sequel, as we previously reported, will not be connected to Blomkamp’s Alien film, being produced by Scott.

We don’t yet know much about the plot of Prometheus 2, but it has been confirmed that both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be reprising their roles from the first film. The Xenomorphs are not expected to appear in it, though Scott teased there will be alien creatures.

More on this one as we learn it.

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Ridley Scott Will Shoot Prometheus 2 in Early 2016

Posted by John Squires on August 3, 2015

There’s a whole lot going on in the Alien universe right now, as Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) is hard at work on developing his untitled sequel, while Ridley Scott is prepping a follow-up to 2012’s pseudo-prequel Prometheus. Cameras will soon roll, so read on for the latest.

Per SciFied, it was revealed in the latest issue of Total Film that Ridley Scott will return to the director’s chair in early 2016, set to begin filming Prometheus 2 this coming January. The sequel, as we previously reported, will not be connected to Blomkamp’s film, being produced by Scott.

We don’t yet know much about the plot of Prometheus 2, but it has been confirmed that both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will be reprising their roles from the first film. The Xenomorphs are not expected to appear in it, though Scott teased there will be alien creatures.

More on this one as we learn it.

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Ridley Scott Producing Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Film; Tied to Prometheus

Posted by John Squires on February 19, 2015

Following in the footsteps of yesterday’s massively exciting news that Neill Blomkamp is officially directing an Alien film for 20th Century Fox is yet another thrilling bit of information, which should be music to your Xenomorph-loving ears. Read on for the latest!

It has now been 100% confirmed that Alien director Ridley Scott will be producing Blomkamp’s installment in the enduring franchise, which is based on various pieces of concept art he recently worked up on his own time. But that’s not all.

Not only will Scott be producing but it’s being said that Blomkamp’s unnamed Alien film will take place directly following the events of Prometheus 2, which Scott is currently working on. The first Prometheus was loosely tied to the Alien franchise, and it looks like that connection will soon become stronger than ever.

Of course, Prometheus 2 hasn’t even begun filming yet, so those looking forward to seeing what Blomkamp does with the iconic property have quite a long wait ahead of them. But we’ll do our best to make that wait as easy on you as possible, by keeping tabs on this developing project.

In the meantime, check out Blomkamp’s concept art below, offering a peek at his vision for what’s being (unofficially) referred to as Alien 5!

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Ridley Scott Says Fassbender Will Be Seductive and Dangerous in Prometheus 2. Swoon.

Posted by John Squires on December 11, 2014

We still know very little about Prometheus 2, aside from the fact that Ridley Scott is directing and it will introduce a whole new breed of alien monsters. We haven’t learned much more today, but what we have learned is sure to make all the ladies swoon. And some of the guys, too. Like me. Read on!

In a video interview with MTV, Ridley Scott again remained tight-lipped about the impending sequel, though he did 100% confirm that it will mostly center on surviving characters Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and super-sexy android David (Michael Fassbender).

Once that head goes back on, [David] is really dangerous,” said Scott, when asked for details about Prometheus 2‘s plot. “But he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade [Shaw] to help him put the head back.”

You can check out the full interview below, where Scott also talks about Blade Runner 2 and the inherent evil that is the entertainment press. Except us. Scott loves us. And we love him too.

Related Story: Ridley Scott Says There Will Be Alien Creatures in Prometheus 2

The script for Prometheus 2 is written, and filming is expected to begin in the latter portions of 2015. It’s tentatively due out in theaters at some point in 2016, though nothing is set in stone.

Ridley Scott Says There Will Be Alien Creatures in Prometheus 2

Posted by John Squires on November 19, 2014

When it comes to Prometheus 2, the big question on everyone’s mind is in regards to the sequel’s villains, which won’t be Engineers or Xenomorphs. So just who, or what, will Elizabeth Shaw be contending with this time around? Well, let’s ask Ridley Scott, shall we?!

Per SciFied, a new interview with Scott sheds some light on the impending sequel. Though he’s still remaining tight-lipped about the project, he has at least confirmed that there won’t be any gods or dragons in it. Scott says he’s particularly tired of seeing dragons up on the big screen, and that it’s a different kind of monster he’s going to be giving rise to next year.

“With Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act,” revealed the filmmaker, merely providing a small hint of what’s to come.

Scott had previously stated that he’s done with the Alien franchise’s Xenomorphs, so we can likely expect to see none of them roaming around in Prometheus 2.

The script is written, and filming is expected to begin in the latter portions of 2015. Prometheus 2 is tentatively due out in theaters on March 4th of 2016, though that date isn’t set in stone.

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Ridley Scott Says There Will Be Alien Creatures in Prometheus 2

Posted by John Squires on November 19, 2014

When it comes to Prometheus 2, the big question on everyone’s mind is in regards to the sequel’s villains, which won’t be Engineers or Xenomorphs. So just who, or what, will Elizabeth Shaw be contending with this time around? Well, let’s ask Ridley Scott, shall we?!

Per SciFied, a new interview with Scott sheds some light on the impending sequel. Though he’s still remaining tight-lipped about the project, he has at least confirmed that there won’t be any gods or dragons in it. Scott says he’s particularly tired of seeing dragons up on the big screen, and that it’s a different kind of monster he’s going to be giving rise to next year.

“With Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act,” revealed the filmmaker, merely providing a small hint of what’s to come.

Scott had previously stated that he’s done with the Alien franchise’s Xenomorphs, so we can likely expect to see none of them roaming around in Prometheus 2.

The script is written, and filming is expected to begin in the latter portions of 2015. Prometheus 2 is tentatively due out in theaters on March 4th of 2016, though that date isn’t set in stone.

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Noomi Rapace Talks Potential Prometheus 2 Villains

Posted by John Squires on October 28, 2014

Ridley Scott made the surprising announcement last month that Prometheus 2 will not be featuring any of our beloved Xenomorphs, which has made many wonder just what direction the sequel is going to take the franchise in. Even star Noomi Rapace isn’t so sure what Scott has in mind, though she has some ideas. Read on!

In an interview with MTV UK, Rapace was pressed for details about the impending sequel and she offered up some insight into the mind of her character Elizabeth Shaw, who will presumably be the central character in the film.

I know that Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to Paradise, you know, I say that in the first one,” said Rapace. “She can’t go to Earth, there’s nothing left for her there really. And she wants to go where they came from, those giant creatures. In her head that’s dark paradise, in a way. So what’s there? I don’t know. I think she wants answers.”

So who will be the main villains of Prometheus 2, if not the Xenomorphs? Will it again be the Engineers, or does Scott have something else up his sleeve? Rapace claims not to know, but she didn’t shy away from the question.

Maybe God or [the] devil,” the actress posited. “I don’t know. I don’t know where he’s going to take us, but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover.”

A new draft of the Prometheus 2 screenplay is currently being penned, and it’s only a matter of time before we learn more. So hang in there and stay tuned!

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