There’s no sign of slowing down when it comes to FOX and Ridley Scott’s Alien expansion.
Scott is planning several sequels to Prometheus, his Alien prequels, with the next (Alien: Paradise Lost) aiming for release on May 30, 2017.
With Scott shifting titles to remove Prometheus from its moniker, it left many of us wondering where this leaves Neill Blomkamp’s untitled Alien sequel, which is to follow the events of Aliens, the 1986 sequel directed by James Cameron.
According to Scott, a first draft has been completed, with a target to have it in theaters by 2017.
“We have Neill Blomkamp’s Alien, which will be out in 2017,” he tells the Daily Beast. “We just have the first [screenplay] draft in so far but it looks pretty good.”
I’m not exactly sure how Blomkamp’s Alien will release by 2017 considering he is still in the drafting phase with no plans of shooting anytime soon, yet Scott’s Alien: Paradise Lost films in March just to make it in theaters by 2017.
From where I’m standing, Scott’s expanded Alien-verse is so out of control he can’t even picture a timeline in his head. Clearly, Blomkamp’s Alien isn’t going to go into production next year, with Scott shooting his, which makes me think Blomkamp is going to have to wait until 2017 to go into production with a 2018 release. This sort of fits into our exclusive report regarding Scott’s Prometheus sequel holding up Blomkamp’s Alien.
And if that’s not enough to scramble your brain, Scott’s Alien films will eventually bridge into his 1979 classic. For more on actual story details, check out our report from yesterday that reveals plans for a new crew and destroyed Engineer home planet.
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