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Alan Dean Foster to Write Alien: Covenant Sequel Novel!

Alan Dean Foster will also be writing the Alien: Covenant sequel novel! Back in September we broke the news that Alien literacy veteran Alan Dean Foster would be returning to the Alien world to pen the novelization of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. We also reported on a comment that Mr Foster had made regarding also writing “original material” regarding Alien: Covenant and it may appear we now know what that is!

According to Titan Books Frankfurt RightsGuide document, Alan Dean Foster will be returning to write the Alien: Covenant sequel novel!

“We are delighted to announce that both the official novelization and official sequel to Alien: Covenant will be written by the accclaimed and multi award-winning Alan Dean Foster. Alan Dean Foster penned the novelizations of Alien, Aliens and Alien 3.”

Alan Dean Foster will also be writing the Alien: Covenant sequel novel as well as the film novelization. Alan Dean Foster to Write Alien: Covenant Sequel Novel!

Alan Dean Foster will also be writing the Alien: Covenant sequel novel as well as the film novelization.

Both the Alien: Covenant novelization and the Alien: Covenant sequel novel are slated for release August 2017, the month Alien: Covenant is released to the world. Thanks to felix for the link.

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Comments: 23
  1. BringbackJonesy!
    Great news that there's to be an official novelization of ALIEN:COVENANT...as it will be interesting to see what's contained in it if the movie turns out to be as 'choppy' as PROMETHEUS turned out! ;)

    But the announcement of a 'sequel' novelization to the ALIEN:COVENANT novelization is a strange one - if it turns out that they mean he's also writing a version of the follow-up's actual onscreen storyline, then great...although I wouldn't want to spoil the next movie by reading it first!

    On the other hand, if it turns out that this follow-up novelization is NOT representative of the storyline in the next movie...then it's effectively a type of 'fan fiction' which will turn out quite differently to the actual next movie.  If this is the case, I certainly wouldn't want to read it...in case it turns out to be a far better storyline than the movie turns out to be, thus rendering the movie disappointing for myself!  :P

    I just wish that the Japanese PROMETHEUS novelization could be made available everywhere, as I'd sure like a read of how it expanded on the movie's events.  The only real info. I've ever been able to find about it's contents are listed here, for anyone that's interested - avp.wiki.com/wiki/Prometheus_(novel)

    apologies, as I've missed an 'a' from that link!  Here's the correct version - avp.wikia.com/wiki/Prometheus_(novel)
  2. HuDaFuK
    ADF will also be writing a sequel novel!

    I'm excited, but at the same time what's the point if there are going to be more movies? I can only guess the sequel films will be about entirely different things to the book.

    That is very strange considering there was no Prometheus novel.

    There was, but it only came out in Japan.

    If I understand correctly, he backed out of writing some adaptations as he felt the subject matter was rubbish.

    Wrong. He turned down Resurrection because he didn't like how the studio treated him with the third book.
  3. Perfect-Organism
    I sense that ADF has a strong respect for the Alien series and is actually emotionally invested on some level.  If I understand correctly, he backed out of writing some adaptations as he felt the subject matter was rubbish.  That makes me very excited for what these new books of his might be.  It would be his first original Aliens tale.  That has me very excited and I hope he does a great job.

    I'm not holding my breath for it, but if he would do some sort of "expanded" adaptation of Prometheus, that would be epic...
  4. Corporal Hicks
    It depends on whatever loose ends the film leaves and which path the actual film sequel is going to go. It's not a novelization of Alien: Covenant 2, it's a completely separate entity that will act as a sequel to some aspects of Covenant.
  5. Perfect-Organism
    I know right?  I mean all novelizations come out a few weeks before the film technically, but we can expect a few more years of filming before the film is done, so the idea that the novel adaptation would come out years ahead of the film seems absurd.
  6. Look into my eye
    Well this is very exciting.  I always liked ADF's novels best.

    But I'm curious what the sequel means, and that it is original.  Why would we be getting a novel that ostensibly would be the equivalent of the third Prometheus film released before the film starts filming?  And if it isn't the story of the third film, then why do it at all?  Obviously such a book couldn't have any serious reveals.  I'm perplexed, but cautiously optimistic.

    You said it much better than me!

    We are delighted to announce that both the official novelization and official sequel to Alien: Covenant will be written by the acclaimed and multi award-winning Alan Dean Foster. Alan Dean Foster penned the novelizations of Alien, Aliens and Alien 3.”

    And it does say "official sequel" ?? That release date has got to be a mistake, it cannot come out before the film, surely.
  7. XENOMORPHOSIS
    In the politest respect I hope that we get the 3rd final film in this prequel trilogy, there one witch ties up the loose ends connecting to Alien, annoyed that if Alien Covenant doesn't perform as well as Fox hope they'd cancel the sequel  >:(  Further more I hope that Fox and Ridley really aren't considering making a further dozen movies making it a multi part series where a film is split in half like the Hobbit. Just make a good movie and resolve the continuity gap of the series already.
  8. Perfect-Organism
    Well this is very exciting.  I always liked ADF's novels best.

    But I'm curious what the sequel means, and that it is original.  Why would we be getting a novel that ostensibly would be the equivalent of the third Prometheus film released before the film starts filming?  And if it isn't the story of the third film, then why do it at all?  Obviously such a book couldn't have any serious reveals.  I'm perplexed, but cautiously optimistic.
  9. TheBATMAN
    I'm pretty sure an official sequel novel would only be approved with Scott's approval. If say what this really indicates is that a solid treatment is already in place for Prometheus 3.
  10. Morose
    This is interesting. I wonder if Ridley Scott will read this sequel novel. That or maybe he knows what is going to happen in it.

    Ridley in fact have given some ideas to Alan Dean Foster in making the book.

    Sorry, I meant to say Ridley might have given Alan Dean Foster ideas for the sequel book. The computer is evil!
  11. Ultramorph
    My guess is it's just a fun follow-up that Scott will completely ignore, like the many novels that were the "official sequel to Terminator 2" that wound up getting totally ignored when the next films came out.
  12. Look into my eye
    I'm a bit confused now. Does this mean there will not be another film after Covenant? I thought Ridley talked about a possible trilogy before we get to the events of Alien. Or does it mean that if there is another film it will have nothing to do with the sequel novel by ADF?  ???
  13. Ultramorph
    This cool news. As excited as I am for the film, I'm also really excited for the effect is will have on the EU, so it's cool that it's starting as soon as the movie hits theaters.

    Now we just need a third part the Fire and Stone/Life and Death saga set on Paradise!
  14. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Hmm I wonder what the sequel novel will encompass, I just hope we finally get the prequel movie that explore the space jockey and the derelict with the eggs crashing on LV-426 setting up the events of the original Alien.
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