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.Updated: Dec 15, 2015 15:38 IST
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.
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.
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.
First Published: Nov 16, 2015 17:10 IST