Ridley Scott is heading into production on the newly-titled Alien: Paradise Lost early next year, which has reportedly pushed Neill Blomkamp’s separate Alien movie back just a bit to make room for the Prometheus sequel. Scott hasn’t been shy in discussing plans for the projects — particularly his own — and the director is at it again, teasing more plot details for Alien: Paradise Lost, as well as a potential release date for Blomkamp’s film.
Ridley Scott has been threatening us with Prometheus 2 ever since the first film left audiences baffled back in 2012. Now, riding high on rave reviews for The Martian, the legendary (and legendarily hit-and-miss) filmmaker has started talking about not just Prometheus 2, but Prometheus 3. And Prometheus 4. But don’t expect the next movie to have that title. In a new interview, Scott has revealed the follow-up to Prometheus will bear a title that directly connects it to the franchise that bore it.
Ridley Scott recently confirmed that Prometheus 2 will be his follow-up to The Martian, with filming set to begin early next year with Michael Fassbender returning to reprise his role as David. There were a lot of questions left unanswered by the first Prometheus film, and as it turns out, it might take Scott more than one film to answer them.
Ridley Scott has often discussed his ideas for the Prometheus sequel, which would require Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender to return to continue their space adventures. With Fassbender’s increasingly busy schedule, it was unclear if the actor would actually return for Prometheus 2, but now Scott himself has confirmed that Fassbender will indeed be back when the film begins shooting early next year.
Ever since the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott has been teasing fans with the idea of a sequel. Like most prolific directors, Scott always has a few projects kicking around and some never come to fruition — especially sequels. But after months of talking up the possibilities, Scott has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is officially his next project.
The current state of the Alien franchise is a little confusing, to say the least. In one corner, you have Ridley Scott planning to make a sequel to his prequel, Prometheus. In the other corner, you have Neill Blomkamp, still plugging away at Alien 5, which may or may not ignore the third and fourth entries in the original series. In fact, the sheer amount of Alien stuff in the works seems to have clogged up the pipes. If a new report is to be believed, Blomkamp’s film is being put on the back burner until Scott can make Prometheus 2 a reality.
Ridley Scott has a tendency to talk up projects that seem to take forever to actually make it into development — Blade Runner 2, for example, took years of Scott discussing it publicly before Harrison Ford agreed to return and director Denis Villeneuve came aboard. Scott has spent the last few years talking up Prometheus 2 as well, but it seems like this one is actually happening sooner than we could have expected.
When viewers head to the theater to watch Jurassic World this weekend, they’ll find a movie that transports them, almost literally, back to the first Jurassic Park. Colin Trevorrow’s new film is a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original — and only that film. In an interview with ScreenCrush, when Trevorrow was asked about whether his movie pretended The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III never happened, Trevorrow explained, “Our film is just more of a direct sequel to the original Jurassic Park.” He made a similar comment to Yahoo! Movies; he told them the earlier sequels “aren’t being written out of continuity so much as placed to the side, as they both unfolded on a different island.”
Another day, another batch of information from director Neill Blomkamp about his upcoming Alien project. Previously, we learned that the new film would take place between Ridley Scott’s Alien and its sequel, Aliens, and although it’s avoiding Alien 3 and Resurrection, it’s not going to mess with the canon established in those films…somehow. Blomkamp’s new project also won’t interfere with Prometheus 2, though the director reveals that he did have to make some changes to keep the films from overlapping.
Director Ridley Scott has certainly come under quite a bit of fire lately for the white-washed cast of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ and his explicit dismissal of his critics. But Scott isn’t letting the negativity get to him, as he’s still moving ahead and giving updates on two high-profile sequels: ‘Prometheus 2’ and ‘Blade Runner 2.’ In a new interview, Scott opened up about the plot of the former and the reassuring simplicity of the latter.