‘Prometheus’ Sequel Gets Another Name Change? | Film News
Ridley Scott recently confirmed that his next project will be the sequel to Prometheus and even gave us a title to the film: Alien: Paradise Lost. But it seems Scott may have changed the title since that announcement.
Whilst talking with AFI about his latest film The Martian, Scott talked about how he postponed the Prometheus sequel to work on the Matt Damon sci-fi picture and referred to the film by a new title:
“I was going to be doing what will be called ‘Alien: Covenant,’ which starts shooting next February, and we were struggling then with the screenplay there and then there was a phone call, somebody saying, ‘Listen, we’ve got this thing which is completely written called ‘Martian,’ and I said, ‘Huh.’ And I sped read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox and said, ‘I need to talk to ‘Drew [Goddard]…’”
Whether this was an earlier working title, a slip of the tongue or Scott just changing his mind is unclear. Whatever the film ends up being called, the film is set for release on May 30 2017 with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender expected to reprise their roles. Scott directs from a screenplay by Michael Green (Green Lantern) and Jack Paglen (Transcendence). The film’s production has recently pushed another Alien project, Neill Blomkamp‘s Alien 5, into the backburner.