Following the success of the Martian, Ridley Scotts movie of yet again Matt Damon stranded on a distant planet, which spent a number of weeks in the Top 10 at time of it’s release, Ridley Scott has had the drive to make tracks on his next project. He has decided to put on hold Neill Blomkamp’s (Chappie, District 9, Lost) Alien 5 and instead make his sequel to Prometheus, which he intended to call Alien: Paradise Lost, but has since changed his mind to now calling it Alien: Covenant.

With this announcement came the official synopsis…

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.

I guess the looming question is, will this be a bit of an under performer like the previous Prometheus film, or will be be a glimmering success blockbuster that performs as expected, or will it become a bit of a critically acclaimed sequel in the realms of the first Alien films? Unfortunately we still have some time to wait, with marketing phase expected to begin 6th October 2017.

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