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Prometheus sequel might be called Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott, who just gave us the pop corn sci-fi hit The Martian, has hinted that the second installment of the sci-fi thriller Prometheus will be called Alien: Covenant.

hollywood Updated: Dec 15, 2015 15:38 IST
Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Ridley Scott, who just gave us the pop corn sci-fi hit The Martian, has hinted that the second installment of the sci-fi thriller Prometheus will be called Alien: Covenant. Talking about his astronaut movie The Martian at the AFI Film Festival, Scott casually mentioned that the Prometheus sequel has got a new title. He also slipped some details about the movie, saying that principal photography is slated to begin in February 2016, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“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’,” Scott said. “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)...’,” he added.

Read: Prometheus 2 is my next movie, says Ridley Scott

Talking about his astronaut movie The Martian at the AFI Film Festival, Scott casually mentioned that the Prometheus sequel has got a new title.

In general, a covenant is an agreement between God and humanity. Some speculated that the new title indicated that the movie would centre on the relationship between mankind and the engineers.

Read: Ridley Scott confirms Prometheus 2? Fassbender to return

Back in September, Scott announced that Prometheus 2 would be called Alien: Paradise Lost because the movie would more directly tie into the Alien franchise. Official release date is yet to be announced, but the Prometheus sequel is expected to release in 2017.