Few films split its audience like Alien prequel Prometheus and whilst out promoting his new film The Martian he has already revealed that its sequel will be called Alien: Paradise Lost which sounds like will bring Scotts previous Alien films closer together.
When speaking with Awardscompaign.com Scott was asked if the sequel would keep the same visual style as the 2012 film did “It’s going to be it’s own separate thing” he said, “because they are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.” Scott also added that he’s planning a “six-month Prep” for the film.
Aswell as a Prometheus sequel 20th Century Fox are also working on a sequel to Scotts original Alien directed by District 9 and Elysium’s Neil Blomkamp.
Scott also touched upon the status of that project “And we have Neill Blomkamp’s Alien, which will be out in 2017. We just have the first (screenplay) draft in so far but it looks pretty good.”
The news that Blomkamp’s sequel is coming in 2017 is a surprise to many as the last time we heard about that film was that it been pushed back to 2018. It is unclear if Scott simply misspoke or the film is ahead of schedule.
Alien: Paradise lost is set to be released in cinemas on the 30th July 2017, whilst Blomkamp’s film is currently scheduled for a 2018 release.