While doing press for AFI, Ridley Scott mentioned to IndieWire that his upcoming Prometheus sequel will actually not be called Alien: Paradise Lost anymore. The director made the following statement to the outlet: “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]…’”
Scott has had a lot to say about this sequel, initially suggesting that the creature design would be different from the original franchise and that we wouldn’t be seeing any Xenomorphs but the director seems to have changed his tune on that, taking into account some of his other more recent statements. Then there’s the constant barrage of title changes.
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