While it is still expected to ignore the divisive (Christ, the comments on that Biehn article) Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection, Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel has been modified to accomodate Ridley Scott’s Prometheus films, Blomkamp tells us in an upcoming interview with Empire Magazine. (The issue will hit shelves this week.)
“I changed the one thing [Ridley Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit,” he says.
According to the magazine, Scott (who is executive producing Blomkamp’s film) insisted on the change to minimize conflict with Prometheus 2, which is apparently still happening.
All right, so there are a lot of you who don’t like Prometheus and a lot of you who outright despise the last two Alien sequels. I’m willing to bet the Venn diagram of these two demographics has a fairly significant overlap, so I’m sure this news is all doom and gloom to you. But I’m one of those dum-dums who happens to like Prometheus quite a bit, so I’m okay with this, even if it’s just for the sake of franchise solidarity.
Blomkamp also told Empire that the title for his film is being kept tightly under wraps because it’s “bold”, and “gives away too much”. What are they calling it, Alien: Mulligan?
Source: Den of Geek