‘Prometheus’ Sequel Gets New Title, Release Date and Synopsis

Michael Fassbender

Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus sequel, formerly known as Alien: Paradise Lost, will actually be called Alien: Covenant and it will be released in theaters on October 6, 2017, shifting from what originally was a May 2017 release.

In additon, 20th Century Fox has released an official plot synopsis, which reads as follows:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

It’s okay, but where’s Noomi Rapace? Either her character disappears to build a mystery or we have a horrifying opening sequence in the vein of Alien 3 were Noomi’s character get’s killed off like Newt and Hicks did. Well, it remains to be seen how Rapace’s Shaw will factor into the film, but it seems like Scott has basically abandoned the idea of making Promethus 2 altogether. Waiting for more details.

Prometheus Sequel

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the screenplay. Production on Alien: Covenant begins in February of 2016 in Australia.

Source: 20th Century Fox