‘Alien: Awakening’ May Be the Next Film in Ridley Scott’s Franchise

Alien Covenant Katherine Waterson
Courtesy of Fox

Even though Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” is still a couple months away, the legendary director clearly has his eyes already set on the next film in the franchise.

In an interview with Fandango, it would appear as though the filmmaker accidentally revealed the title of the next installment in the “Alien” universe, slipping the name “Alien: Awakening” into a chronological list of the “Alien” prequel movies.

Related

Alien Covenant Katherine Waterson

Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Makes SXSW Scream

“There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] ‘Alien,'” Scott said, making sense of where in the “Alien” world the films are placed. “It will go ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Awakening,’ ‘Covenant’ … fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way.”

Whether or not Scott merely had a slight brain lapse remains to be seen, but in all likelihood, the title of the next “Alien” movie has just been annouced. Fox didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Related

Alien Covenant Trailer

Watch: New Trailer for ‘Alien: Covenant’ Features Terrifying Xenomorph Attack

If this is indeed the case, and “Alien: Awakening” will be set between the events of “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant,” then fans could be in for some brain melts while figuring out how to describe the film, as it would be a sequel to “Prometheus,” but also a prequel to “Covenant,” which were both themselves prequels to the original “Alien” series.

In terms of how “Alien: Covenant” will differ from its predecessors, Scott teased that the film will be both “gorier and smarter.”

“We raise some very interesting questions about the position and possibility of AI against human condition, and it crosses into the zone of apartheid — kind of like how Roy Batty was treated like a second-class citizen [in ‘Blade Runner’],” Scott said.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Hello- Noomi Repace is suppose to be the next Sigourney Weaver in all the Prometheus “Covenent” “Paradise” Trilogy. If she is not what is the point? Ridley Scott is a good storyteller and a great director, but without “David” and “Shaw” there is no point in making more Alien movies. Shelby

More Film News from Variety

Loading