Prometheus 2/Alien: Paradise Lost has now become Alien: Covenant. It’s a movie nobody wants or needs, but $400-odd million in global box office grosses often delivers unneeded sequels.
Movies In Focus called Ridley Scott’s 2012 Alien prequel ‘A failure on nearly every level – Prometheus is to the Alien franchise what The Phantom Menace was to Star Wars, only without the added bonus of lightsaber battles. It’s not quite a franchise low (Alien: Resurrection holds that honour) but it is pretty dismal. Actually change that to incredibly dismal.’ Read the full review
Here’s the official synopsis for the new film, which starts shooting in February:
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.
At least it’s a solid payday for Michael Fassbender – but it remains to be seen if Noomi Rapace will return.
Alien: Covenant opens on October 6, 2017