Confirmed New Title for PROMETHEUS Sequel; Synopsis Revealed

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 16 November 2015

Movie News

This morning we reported that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, recently titled Alien: Paradise Lost, looked like being retitled to Alien: Covenant. Now comes word that that is indeed the case, with 20th Century Fox confirming the title change.

Not only have Fox confirmed the title change and given the film an October 6th, 2017 release date (plus revealed the logo as seen in this news piece), the studio has also released the following official synopsis for Covenant:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus – and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – whose sole survivor is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

This veers away from earlier reports, which claimed that this Prometheus sequel would be the first of three sequels. According to the above, Prometheus was actually the first of an Alien prequel trilogy. Also, it’s interesting to see that the supposedly-returning Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw has been left off the synopsis despite previously being reported to return.

Production on Alien: Covenant is set to being in February ahead of its October 2017 release.

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