Director Ridley Scott continues to tease fans with almost daily news on his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Paradise Lost, and now we have even more updates for you.
Scott revealed to Gregory Ellwood that Alien: Paradise Lost, the first of two planned Prometheus sequels, would feature a brand new crew. The new crew would join the already cast Michael Fassbender as David, and Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw.
Scott revealed that David and Shaw WILL find the Engineers planet.
Here is was Scott said:
“It’s going to be it’s own separate thing because they are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.”
From the sounds of what Scott says, the new crew will be a rescue team, probably there to rescue the crew of the Prometheus. So will they discover where Shaw and David are heading and eventually meet up? Time will tell, but its good to hear there will be a new crew involved. Scott has a real skill at putting together an interesting team for a space crew, so I am excited to see who will be cast for this.
He also revealed that filming begins in March!
Big questions are surrounding Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 too, and Scott told The Daily Beast that the film will be in cinemas in 2017.
“We have Neill Blomkamp’s Alien, which will be out in 2017. We just have the first [screenplay] draft in so far but it looks pretty good.” Said Scott.
Alien: Paradise Lost in also due in cinemas in 2017.
Expect much more on this as it develops.