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Ridley Scott says Alien: Paradise Lost will connect to Ripley & Neill Blomkamp’s film

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Ridley Scott has been talking a lot recently about the Prometheus sequel. We found out the other day that it will be called Alien: Paradise Lost and that there will be more connections with the original Alien.

The main story of Alien: Paradise Lost will see Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and the head of Fassbender’s android, David, travel to the planet of the enigmatic space arseholes, The Engineers, to find out, once and for all, their part in the birth of mankind.

There had been some thought that Scott was causing a hold up for Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film, but it turns out that is not the case as Scott explained. Turns out it will tie in with Paradise Lost.

I’m producing it. The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.

As for the the Prometheus sequel, here is what Scott had to say about that.

Years ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on – and I was looking at the dark side of the moon – would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word…In a way it is ‘Prometheus 2,’ it’s exactly the same story, but it was always in the works to be called that [‘Alien: Paradise Lost’]. Is ‘Prometheus’ actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first ‘Alien’… I’ve even got connections with Ripley, but I’m not telling you what.

As for the classic Xenomorph, Scott had said in the past that he was tired out that, but turns out we will be seeing it again.

I think I have to go again. We will see who made it, and why. That’s what’s interesting.

I’m getting cautiously optimistic for the Prometheus sequel, but could telling us too much of the Alien’s origin take away from their menace? Does the monster in the dark work better when our own imagination fills in the blanks?

We are going to have to wait until 2017 to find out.

 

Source: Empire

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