by Justin Cook
While promoting his newest film The Martian during an interview with HeyUGuys, Ridley Scott revealed the name for his upcoming sequel to 2012’s Alien prequel Prometheus. According to the director, the next Prometheus installment will be titled Alien: Paradise Lost.
The title references John Milton’s 17th century epic poem Paradise Lost, which is focuses on Adam and Eve. In the poem, the couple gives in to Satan’s temptation and are expelled from the Garden of Eden.
Reports also say that in Alien: Paradise Lost, “Paradise” may be the name of the planet that houses the evil Engineers seen in the first film.
Watch the video of the interview below:
The news come shortly after Scott announced that he plans to make at least two or three more Prometheus films, with either the third or fourth film tying in more directly with the Alien film series.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, stars of Prometheus, are set to reprise their roles as Elizabeth Shaw and David, respectively, while Michael Green and Jack Paglen have penned the film’s screenplay.
Prometheus was a moderate success during its theatrical run, making a bit over $400 million on a $130 million budget and earning mixed reviews.
Alien: Paradise Lost is slated to be released on May 30, 2017.