Ridley Scott Says He's Ready to Crank Out Another Six ALIEN Films and The Next One Is Already Written
If Alien: Covenant is a success and fans love it, you can bet we're going to want more of what Ridley Scott has planned for the franchise. So far I love what I've seen from the upcoming film, but only time will tell if it will really be better than Prometheus.
If Covenant does turn out to be the success that Scott and the studio are hoping for, they are all ready to go with a sequel. During an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, the filmmaker said that the script for the sequel is ready to go and that they hope to start shooting in 2018.
“You’ve got to assume to a certain extent success and from that you’d better be ready. You don’t want a two-year gap. So I’ll be ready to go again next year.”
There are four more films in the current plan for the franchise, but if the fans what more beyond that, Scott says that he'll keep going with another six. He said:
“If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I’m not going to close it down again. No way.”
I guess that means he'll never ever let Neill Blomkamp make his Alien 5 film with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn. It seems like he's hellbent on never letting anyone other than him make any more Alien films. For his sake, I hope Covenant actually turns out to be a great movie!
The new film follows a crew full of couples on a colony ship that travels to a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. The plan is to form a new human settlement on the planet, but everything goes horribly wrong when they discover the planet is filled with xenomorph killing machines.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco. It's set to be released on May 19.