Things are most certainly moving forward with Prometheus 2, which recently received the official title Alien: Paradise Lost. And while that title clearly links the project to the main Alien franchise, it’s the second part of the moniker that Ridley Scott would have us pay attention to…
“Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton?” asked Scott of Collider. “In a funny kind of way, it’s an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as shit, gets all the girls and goes to the nightclubs. The other guy, who is not quite as good-looking, is boring as hell and stays home. So in a funny kind of way, we used that as the basis for it.
“It’ll be Alien: Paradise Lost,” he says, “which is very spooky, because it continues after the last one, where Elizabeth Shaw [Noomi Rapace] says, ‘I wanna go where they came from.’ And you’ve got Michael Fassbender in two parts, so she’ll slowly put him back together. They will go to the world of the Engineer. That’s where they’re going to go. They will find out who would design such an awful bio-mechanoid creature, like a massive piece of bacteria.”
Scott also touched briefly on Blade Runner 2, revealing that he wooed Harrison Ford back with the promise of “the best script I’ve ever had”. And as for whether or not Rick Deckard is a Replicant? “Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it.” But don’t they die after four years? “I’m not going to tell you,” comes the response. “You’ll have to see the story. It’ll all make sense.”