PROMETHEUS Sequel Now Called ALIEN: PARADISE LOST

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 25 September 2015

Movie News

Earlier this week brought news that Ridley Scott was planning up to three sequels to Prometheus, and now the director has revealed the title for the first follow-up to his 2012 movie. From this day forward, Prometheus 2 shall now be known as Alien: Paradise Lost.

Scott confirmed the news in an interview with HeyUGuys in which he revealed that the new title is in reference to John Milton’s famed work of the same name. The director explained, “You know the poem? I’m sure you’ve never been through it, the poem’s a book, Paradise Lost. It sounds intellectual but there’s a similarity to it. That’s where it stops.”

On the decision to name it Alien: Paradise Lost, he later added, “Well, because we’re heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented. We’ll go back into the back door of the very first Alien that I did thirty years ago.”

The Paradise line is also something that has ties to the film in more detail, not least because the first film saw Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw told by her father that “paradise” is where dead people go, and then it’s also believed that the new planet featured in this next movie has been dubbed “paradise” by Scott and his crew.

As far as the plot of this first Prometheus sequel is concerned, all we know at this stage is that the film will feature a new planet that is the home of the first movie’s engineers and that new creatures will play a part. Oh, and the engineer/alien hybrid seen at the end of Prometheus, apparently known as The Deacon, will play a larger role.

Alien: Paradise Lost is looking to start shooting in January or February of next year ahead of a pencilled-in July 30th, 2017 release.

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