By Francesco DeLuca
Ridley Scott recently revealed that the new title for the next film in the Prometheus series will be called Alien: Paradise Lost. Like the last film, Alien: Paradise Lost will have literary influence, taking from the ideals in John Milton’s 17th-century epic poem Paradise Lost. The epic focuses on the Biblical tale of the Fall of Man, the Garden of Eden, and the manipulation of Adam and Eve by Satan and subsequent banishment from Eden. The poem’s central themes of innocence will definitely play a role in the new film. When asked about the film, Scott said the plot is “heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented, we’ll go back into the back door of the very first alien that I did 30 years ago.” No release date has been mentioned
Not long ago it was revealed that the director was looking through several sequels leading up to the first Alien movie. Production for Alien 5 is set to begin shortly, and will be directed by South African director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium). Scott also provided a little information on a Blade Runner sequel. Scott will be producing the film with Hampton Fancher. The two also developed the story for the sequel, which Scott described as “ a 110-page novella.” Early sources such as the Internet Movie Database has Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling on the cast.