Following the premiere of Alien: Covenant, Sir Ridley Scott has been fielding many questions from the press at the various junkets. IGN UK has posted their own chat with Ridley Scott where they put across some questions about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5/3.2 and the sequel to Covenant, Awakening:
“We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months.”
Ridley Scott has spoken previously about how he wanted to move onto the next Alien prequel fairly quickly, stating that he didn’t want to leave another substantial gap between the films.
Interestingly, Ridley Scott seemed to suggest that the name for Blomkamp’s aborted Alien project might have been Alien: Awakening. This may just be a slip of the tongue though. He does re-emphasize that 20th Century Fox didn’t want to proceed with the new Alien sequel:
“But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it. I mean, I’d literally ignited this thing to bring it off the ground again, because it was lying there dormant on a shelf. I had this thing to bring it back up – but here we are.”
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