“Paradise is a very ominous word. In a way it is Prometheus 2. 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.”
That’s no doubt a very interesting reveal, but what do these links to Alien mean for Neill Blomkamp’s planned movie? “I’m producing it,” Scott confirmed, bringing an end to speculation that it’s been scrapped in preference of this follow-up to Prometheus. “The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.”
Finally, the filmmaker was quizzed on Michael Fassbender’s role in Alien: Paradise Lost. After all, based on the way Prometheus ended, surely the actor won’t be spending the entire movie as a disembodied head?! “It’s going to be better than that,” Scott teased. “It’s a very nice big idea I’ve got. It’s really great. You’re going to have to wait…” Pretty intriguing, eh?