In the wake of the success of his recent film The Martian, director Ridley Scott continues to divulge details about his upcoming Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost. As was previously revealed, Alien: Paradisde Lost will pick up where Promethues concluded, with Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) traveling via alien ship to the Engineers’ homeworld (which, incidentally, is called “Paradise”).
Not surprisingly, somewhere along the way, they’ll reportedly be joined by a group of new travelers, since the Xenomorphs need some fresh meat to munch on.
According to Scott, “It’s going to be it’s own separate thing because they are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.”
As to who these incoming travelers could be, specific details have yet to be revealed. Are they part of a follow-up mission from the menacing Weyland Corporation? Are they a military operation in the vein of James Cameron’s Aliens? Or perhaps they’re not human at all, but an entirely new alien race.
Production on Alien: Paradise Lost is set to begin in early 2016 with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles as Shaw and David respectively. As casting news continues to break over the next few months, no doubt we’ll begin to a get a clearer picture of just who or what else will be joining our heroes on their journey to “Paradise”.
Which, let’s be honest, is probably going to be anything but that.