New details on Ridley Scott's Alien prequel emerge

A flood of new details on Ridley Scott's two-part Alien prequel have emerged courtesy of a report by Vulture.

For starters, perhaps the biggest news is that the prequel will be known as Paradise (no more of this Untitled Alien Prequel business). It's certainly bold, and sure not to please everyone, but is it going to help mark this out as a totally new direction for the franchise?

The plot will centre on a group of space travellers who encounter a xenomorph, before it made its way onto the Nostromo. An earlier version of the Bishop android is set to appear, so maybe Lance Henriksen is going to get the same de-ageing treatment Jeff Bridges has had for TRON: Legacy .

Vulture's source is also stating that the release dates of the 3D prequels will not be moving from 2013 to 2014, as has recently been mooted.

The final bit of juicy news is the claim that Scott is angling for Michael Fassbender and Michelle Yeoh to star alongside Noomi Rapace (who's considered to be a shoo-in for the lead role).

It could be fantasy casting at this point (what director wouldn't want Fassbender in their movie?) but it's an extremely tantalising possibility.

The prospect of revisiting the franchise is becoming ever more appealing. Let's just hope that Sir Ridders does his baby justice...

Source: Vulture

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