Alien: Paradise Lost aka Prometheus 2
Alien: Paradise Lost, the next entry to the “Alien” movie franchise is slowly gaining momentum. A recently published article in Variety states that award winning screenwriter John Logan will be writing the script to “Alien: Paradise Lost”. The film slated to begin production sometime early 2016 will be the sequel to the 2012 Sci-Fi release “Prometheus”. Although the plot is relatively a secret, its safe to assume it will center on the character Noomi Rapace portrayed by Elizabeth Shaw with the possible inclusion of David portrayed by Michael Fassbender. The Sci-Fi release, “Prometheus” ended with many unanswered questions and its no surprise “Alien: Paradise Lost” will take over from the story-line.
Ridley Scott is set to direct, of course and the inclusion of John Logan as screenwriter is clearly a tactical maneuver. Ridley Scott and John Logan have previously worked together and the John Logan’s resume features some notable films such as “Gladiator”, “The Aviator”, and “Hugo”, and critically acclaimed films; “The Last Samurai”, “Sweeney Todd”, and “Rango”. Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” is John Logan’s successful venture to the small screen. However, upon furhter analysis on Imdb.com we can see that John Logan has had his share of duds such as “Star Trek: Nemesis”, “The Time Machine”, “Bats” and least not forget the goofiness of “Spectre”. Perfection, is never attainable but with the spotty record there may be a possibility that “Alien: Paradise Lost” would result in failure.
Nevertheless, the final product remains to be seen and with production for “Alien: Paradise Lost” beginning in 2016, we’re looking at a 2017 theatrical release. Further information on Ridley’s Scott’s next chapter to the “Alien” franchise will be furnished as it developed.
In related news, Neill Blomkamp is also proposing to reinventing the “Alien” concept himself, with the project going so far as to include Sigourney Weaver. However, no word yet on how if when production will begin.