Even though “Alien: Covenant” doesn’t start opening in cinemas around the world until tomorrow, those involved in the 20th Century Fox production have been talking it up, including the project’s director Ridley Scott.
Speaking with IGN UK, Scott revealed he’s surprisingly already got some of the schedule set for the next fillm – one that will NOT be called “Alien: Awakening” as previously rumored:”we’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months.
Additionally he talked about Neill Blomkamp’s now defunct “Alien” film which Scott confirms has effectively been killed.:
“They wanted to do Alien, er, Awakening – Neill Blomkamp. I said fine. I was going to be the producer. If I could have, I would have. Except I do question – why have both [Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien] out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off – it doesn’t make sense.
But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it. I mean, I’d literally ignited this thing to bring it off the ground again, because it was lying there dormant on a shelf. I had this thing to bring it back up – but here we are.”
“Alien: Covenant” will open in cinemas on May 19th.