Ridley Scott Plans To Shoot 'Alien: Awakening' Very Soon

Five years have passed since Ridley Scott returned us to the world of Alien with Prometheus, and the results were...well, let's just say the response was divided. But the film did relatively well with over $400M worldwide, and that was enough for Scott and 20th Century Fox to launch into next week's Alien: Covenant. From there multiple sequels will follow that will take the timeline all the way up to Scott's landmark 1979 film. 

That's a lot of time to commit to a single franchise, especially for Scott who has other projects cooking. Fortunately, he tells IGN that the next one, Alien: Awakening, is going to shoot very soon, like as soon as next year...

“We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months."

Ridley Scott has a lot on his plate that doesn't have to do with Alien. He's a producer on Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to that other sci-fi classic he's known for. He also hopes to direct kidnapping drama All the Money in the World, in the gap between franchise flicks. 

But he also could have been associated with Neill Blomkamp's proposed Alien sequel, except the project has now been killed off by Fox, and undoubtedly by Scott himself who has never had any fu**s to give about it. It was Scott who asked for it to be delayed in the first place, although he tones down his involvement with shutting Blomkamp's movie down...

“I was going to be the producer. If I could have, I would have. Except I do question – why have both [movies] out there? It seems like shooting your big toe off – it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it.”

Yeah, okay. So how about letting Blomkamp direct one of your sequels then, eh? Crickets, I bet. Alien: Covenant opens May 19th.