The Ridley Scott sequel to ‘Prometheus’, which was titled ‘Paradise Lost’ is now to be called ‘Alien: Covenant’.
The films new title was announced on Friday 13 November at the AFI Film Festival.
‘Alien: Covenant’ as it is now known is the sequel to Scott’s prequel to the Alien films, ’Prometheus.’
Scott revealed the films new title during a discussion about his most recent movie ‘The Martian’, which stars Matt Damon.
When asked about his process of planning which films to shoot when, he said: “I’ve got no plan. I go from pillar to post randomly.
“I have this childlike fascination and thrill of doing it”, before starting a discussion into how his work on The Martian began.
“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]…'”
Alien: Covenant, if it is subjected to no further name change, is due for release May 30, 2017.