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Ridley Scott Explains Alien: Paradise Lost Title

Following the earlier reveal of Prometheus 2’s title now being Alien: Paradise Lost, Ridley Scott talked further with HeyUGuys explaining more about the upcoming sequel’s title:

“Well, because we’re heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented. We’ll go back into the back door of the very first Alien that I did thirty years ago.”

Perhaps this represents a turnaround on Ridley Scott’s thoughts on the Alien no longer being effective or interesting? What are you thoughts on this latest information regarding Alien: Paradise Lost? Thanks to hfeldhaus and Comic Book Movie.com for the news.



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  1. Thomas
    i actually could not care what they call it, but i still dont understand what would be so awful aobut calling it

    "Prometeus - Paradise lost"

    or even just

    "Paradise Lost"

    I also seem to recall that this new thing "Prometeus" would not be connected with Alien and would be moving even futher away from Alien, which in my opinion is absolutly unnecessary. The Pilots were bio engineers. Plural, which means there "weapons" proberly have several forms of "infectious stages" and by that logic we´ve only seen some of the outcomes of one of there weapons.
  2. T Dog
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 25, 2015, 05:44:07 PM
    Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Sep 25, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
    Or why Parker wears a blue headband?

    Well, apparently Alien: Paradise Lost will have some connection with Ripley according to an interview Empire magazine had with Ridley Scott.

    Quote from: Ridley ScottPrometheus is actually taking us off course from where I'm going, which is actually backing into the first Alien... I've even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I'm not telling you what."

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507

    He also mentions Blomkamp's film and says it's still going ahead. Next up in fact.

    Oh jesus, not young rookie prequel Ripley. Please god no, just no......
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    Quote from: Mr. Clemens on Sep 25, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
    Or why Parker wears a blue headband?

    Well, apparently Alien: Paradise Lost will have some connection with Ripley according to an interview Empire magazine had with Ridley Scott.

    Quote from: Ridley ScottPrometheus is actually taking us off course from where I'm going, which is actually backing into the first Alien... I've even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I'm not telling you what."

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507

    He also mentions Blomkamp's film and says it's still going ahead. Next up in fact.
  4. Mr. Clemens
    I'd just like to know who put their hand up and said that ALIEN needed explaining in the first place. I'm all for new movies in that universe, but why do we have to know what the space jockey was? Or why his ship was on the planet? Or why Parker wears a blue headband?

    The best parts of Prometheus were when it was doing its on thing, and I was really hoping for more of that.
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    An alternate Alien 3 (or Aliens sequel if you prefer) won't need to undo the existing Alien 3 and 4. It can happily co-exist with 3 and 4 and allow people to choose which continuity they prefer. If he was planning to screw around with the events that happened in Alien 3 (like ACM did) in order to fit his story in then it would be a different matter. Or relegating 3 and 4 to being mere dreams.

    I don't see how anyone is "beating about the bush on it". The film is still in the early stages of production and a certain amount of secrecy around the details of the plot is to be expected. They are under no obligation what-so-ever to tell us anything.
  6. HuDaFuK
    Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Sep 25, 2015, 01:24:45 PM
    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp"So it will be Alien, Aliens and then this movie"[Alien 5].

    How more "outright" does he need to get? He even had little pictures made!

    And yet he's also said he won't be undoing 3 and 4.

    When he's finally flat out confirmed, "Yes, I'm reconnecting/scrapping/overwriting/*whatever* the later films," then fine. But for now everyone just seems to be beating around the bush on it. And I don't see why they'd do that if the decision's been set in stone like some fans are saying. If the decision's made, just say so. But they haven't.

    No one will go on record about it. Are you seriously telling me you don't find that kinda strange?
  7. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔈𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔥 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 12:42:39 PM
    I repeat:

    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 07:37:36 AMI'm waiting for it to come from the horse's mouth. And it hasn't.
    Seriously, he can "seem to deliberately convey" whatever he wants, until he just outright says it, who knows what's going on.

    Quote from: Neill Blomkamp"So it will be Alien, Aliens and then this movie"[Alien 5].

    How more "outright" does he need to get? He even had little pictures made!
  8. Pvt. Himmel
    They probably were struggling for a good story since it`s been since 2012 that we last saw Shaw and David head of to Paradise, and they realized that there is no other way but to do it now..

    And i wonder if it will be a slow progression like will we just a little in this one and then the full connnection in third or fourth film.

    Also will he introduce Ripley and the Nostromo picking up the signal, and it ends where Alien begins, and also we don`t know how long that ship was stranded there before they come along.
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    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 07:37:36 AM
    I'm not gonna put too much stock in what Biehn says when the only connection he has to the movie is a hoax Twitter post saying he's in it that was quickly debunked, no offence to him. Same goes for anyone else. I'm waiting for it to come from the horse's mouth. And it hasn't.

    He said he already met with Blomkamp so it's probably safe to assume he knows a little bit more about the plot than the rest of us grunts.

    The concept/pitch art that Blomkamp released is also a bit of a giveaway.
  10. Valaquen
    Not a surprising title, considering Scott namedropped Milton's work throughout Prometheus' production and in post-release interviews. I wonder if we should dust off our English textbooks, though?
  11. Ultramorph
    Who knows until the movie goes into production, but perhaps Scott decided to go back to the Alien well because so many people wanted that in Prometheus. Or Fox forced the change for marquee value.

    I don't see this interfering with the Blomkamp movie, though.
  12. T Dog
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
    Quote from: tmjhur on Sep 25, 2015, 11:03:00 AMBecause they are going in the backdoor of the Alien? Didn't you read his quote?

    I didn't literally mean why is it in the title. I meant why has he suddenly pulled a 180 on the whole "we're moving away from Alien" thing? That kinda rash concept change was probably the biggest cause of the problems in the first movie, and it looks like he's doing it again.
    Well I was making a juvenile goof based on his quote!

    Really though I think it all just comes down to marketing and how they are promoting the movie. Probably as simple as that.
    He never said the movie won't be related to Alien, just that it won't connect directly to the first movie!
  13. T Dog
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 10:45:31 AM
    Quote from: tmjhur on Sep 25, 2015, 10:39:42 AMThere definitely was one it's just near impossible to find at the moment. It basically said the movie was to be more claustrophobic like ALien.

    Really? Well even so, that's just talking about tone. Das Boot is claustrophobic like Alien, but you'd never say it has a similar plot.

    Ridley was talking about actual plot when he said any Prometheus sequel would move further away from Alien. That's what makes this title so baffling. If its plot has nothing to do with Alien, why does it have Alien in the title?

    Because they are going in the backdoor of the Alien? Didn't you read his quote?
  14. HuDaFuK
    Quote from: tmjhur on Sep 25, 2015, 10:39:42 AMThere definitely was one it's just near impossible to find at the moment. It basically said the movie was to be more claustrophobic like ALien.

    Really? Well even so, that's just talking about tone. Das Boot is claustrophobic like Alien, but you'd never say it has a similar plot.

    Ridley was talking about actual plot when he said any Prometheus sequel would move further away from Alien. That's what makes this title so baffling. If its plot has nothing to do with Alien, why does it have Alien in the title?
  15. T Dog
    Quote from: HuDaFuK on Sep 25, 2015, 10:11:53 AM
    Quote from: tmjhur on Sep 25, 2015, 10:01:31 AMAlso does anyone remember the report that came out a year and a bit ago saying Prometheus 2 was going to be more Alienish......

    No. Literally every report said the sequel was going to be less Alien... because that's what Ridley repeatedly said. That's why I'm so concerned by this apparent u-turn.

    There definitely was one it's just near impossible to find at the moment. It basically said the movie was to be more claustrophobic like ALien.
  16. T Dog
    Quote from: hfeldhaus on Sep 25, 2015, 02:53:55 AM
    Ridley Scott Explains Why PROMETHEUS 2 Has Become An ALIEN Movie

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=125344

    So he's going in the backdoor of the Alien. Sounds sexy Ridley!

    Also does anyone remember the report that came out a year and a bit ago saying Prometheus 2 was going to be more Alienish......I know we have to take those things with a grain of salt but it was said by someone.....
  17. Saggit
    Mr. Scott please just make a good Alien movie, and let go all this Prometheus crap! As far as I'm concerned it could be just Alien: Isolation movie.
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