‘Prometheus’ Sequel Gets Name Change

'Prometheus: Paradise Lost' Undergoes A Name Change

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.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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