Following his announcement that the "Prometheus" sequel will be titled "Alien: Paradise Lost," director and producer Ridley Scott revealed the film's connection to his original "Alien" franchise during an interview with Empire.
"In a way it is 'Prometheus 2,'" Ridley shared. "It’s exactly the same story. But it was always in the works to be called that ['Alien: Paradise Lost']. Is 'Prometheus' actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first 'Alien'... I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.”
“Years ago, I kept mulling over what 'Alien 2' could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on -- and I was looking at the dark side of the moon -- would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word,” he added.
Scott recently revealed he envisions three sequels to “Prometheus,” with the last tying into his 1979 classic “Alien.”
Starring Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, “Alien: Paradise Lost” is expected to begin production early next year.