Director Ridley Scott has been strangely open about the next “Prometheus” film for the past few weeks. First, the director told outlets that there would be fewer “Alien” connections, and then he did a complete one-eighty when he revealed the next “Prometheus” film would be called “Alien: Paradise Lost.”
Speaking with Awards Campaign, the veteran director went on to reveal more details regarding the film, which is set to begin filming this coming March. According to the outlet, Scott plans on creating a third “Prometheus” film to complete the prequel trilogy, but he does not plan to shoot them back-to-back. That being said,it shouldn’t be read into as some sort of lack of commitment on the part of the filmmaker.
“There is an evolution to this one so if we can get something down I don’t not see how we go [forward without a third],” Scott said.
The next question from Awards Campaign revolved around the aesthetic of the picture. There’s little question that the original “Alien” films and “Prometheus” have a different visual style, and considering this next movie plans on skewing things more towards the “Alien” franchise, the outlet wondered what style Scott would go with for this one.
“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.”
Scott did not go on to elaborate on who these supposed “travelers” were, but one has to wonder who they are and how they play into the plot of the film.
“Alien: Paradise Lost” undoubtedly has a lot to make up for. While I was probably one of the few who seemed to enjoy “Prometheus,” a lot of folks really seemed to hate it. In all honesty, were it not for the haphazard “Alien” allusions in the picture (which didn’t quite line up with the “Alien” mythos like one would expect), I would’ve thought to be a pretty solid flick. For that picture, Scott didn’t seem like he was willing to commit to the idea wholeheartedly. With “Alien: Paradise Lost,” however, we can hope he’s able to give us satisfying enough callbacks without distracting us for the plot at hand. Given that Scott’s coming hot off the heels of the stellar movie, “The Martian,” I definitely hope so of that good filmmaking rubs off on this production.
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SOURCE: Awards Campaign