Ridley Scott is coming to an end of the promotional tour of his latest film Martian, and the 78-year-old British filmmaker spoke with The Daily Beast about Prometheus 2 – Alien: Paradise Lost and in the conversation he mentions that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien film will be out in 2017. That comes as a shock as the we reported earlier that two films would come out in back-to-back years, 2017 and 2018.
“I’m actually going to be working again with Michael Fassbender in February on Prometheus 2. It’s written, so I’m not chugging along and trying to work out where we’re going to do it. With something like that, it’s six-month prep. We’re going to call it Alien: Paradise Lost. We’re getting closer and closer to the creation of the beasts—how and why they were created—and the first Alien film that I made over thirty years ago. And 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.
Is 20th Century Fox going to release two Alien films in one year? Alien: Paradise Lost is scheduled for May 3, 2017, would Aliens 5 come out around the Christmas holiday.
Alien: Paradise Lost is in pre-production mode and filming begins in February. As of now Blomkamp is still working on the script for Alien 5 but for the film to make a late 2017 released date, filming would need to start by late summer of 2016. Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn are planned to return for the sequel.
As soon as an official announce is made we will have it for you.