Alien: Covenant:
Heading towards Prometheus: Paradise Lost

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Alien Explorations: Heading towards Paradise illustration by Wmmvrrvrrmm

a) Lindelof offed
Ridley and Damon talked at a great length during the story process of the first movie about what the subsequent movies would be about if Prometheus were to be successful, and Lindelof felt that the movie ended in a specific way that hinted at or strongly implied that the adventure was going to continue and the direction the stories would go would not be a part of the Alien franchise but set up a different one that would become the Prometheus franchise, and so the sequel to Prometheus would not be Alien, which in itself confused numerous people who came to see the movie

And they talked about what this sequel to Prometheus would be and Ridley was actually excited about it, but when the movie came out, despite the movie having many impressive visual qualities, Lindelof noticed the reaction to it which was not exactly favourable.

Soon he became wrapped up in Star Trek and also a movie that he was writing with Brad Bird, and a TV project that he was very passionate about.

Ridley came to talk with Damon about the project, and Damon's heart was not in the Prometheus sequel, he couldn't devote another two years of his life to this project and he was a man who could only work on one thing at a time, it didn't even get to the point where Ridley would ask him to actually write the script but it seemed that Lindelof said to Ridley  “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff.  And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.

And perhaps Ridley replied something to the extent of , “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyway.

What this really meant is something unprecise but Lindelof may well have seen how the public really were not happy about his script for Prometheus, and he himself would often talk depreciatingly about his work on the script which didn't really help to sell the movie, however this was just in a couple of interviews that most people would have overlooked (See: Lindelof sells Prometheus), but he couldn't see himself going ahead with the sequel, that was that.

Gustave Dore's "The Vision of the Empyrean" from Dante's Divine Comedy
b) replaced by Jack Paglen whose script is rewritten by Michael Green
By June 2013, the job was about to be handed over to Jack Paglen, scriptwriter for Transcendence was revealed writing the script for Prometheus 2 and then March 2014, it was revealed Michael Green who wrote the script for The Green Lantern was brought in to rewrite Paglen's script.


Jean Giraud / Moebius homage to Gustave Dore, "La Rose Céleste"
(source: http://www.moebius.fr/shop-diassec-Moebius)


c) Elizabeth Shaw towards Paradise

Ridley wanted this film to be called Paradise but had to settle for Prometheus.

The destination at the end of the Prometheus movie is Paradise and that would becomes interesting because Paradise can not be what you think it is.

It must has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous to the extent that it could be the most savage horrible place!

Noomi knew that Elizabeth Shaw wanted to go to Paradise, she doesn't want to go back to Earth, there is nothing back there for her and she wants to know where these giant creatures come from. And so the character thinks it's a sort of a dark paradise, Elizabeth wants answers and Noomi shares both her curiosity and anger.

Perhaps what is waiting there as her new threat might be God or the devil but Noomi really didn't know what Ridley was going to come up with or where he was going to take the characters.

"Satan Exulting over Eve" by William Blake

d) Dark Angels
The connection however being made by Ridley is Milton's Paradise Lost, and in comparison, it was the Engineers who are tall and elegant and are the dark angels as in Paradise Lost.

The dark angels are the guys who look handsome, go to all the best nightclubs, have all the fun and all the girls, and they would be the evil sons of a bitches.

And so there was the other person that Ridley referred to as God and soon simply transformed into the good one who isn't quite as good looking, isn't having all the fun, is kind of dull and depressing or even as boring as hell, and stays home.

So in a funny sort of way, the story would touch on that to the degree of using it as a basis.

It would be too simplistic to call the bad element evil, but it's closer to answering the question, who and why would any being create such a monster as the beast in Alien and for what reason given that there was a reason.

The Judgment of Adam and Eve: "So Judged He Man"


e) The biggest source of evil
When Ridley picked up a newspaper every day, he could not help but despair at what is happening in the world and how we are represented at human beings.

The disappointments and corruption are dismaying at every level, and the biggest source of evil is of course religion.

Everyone would tearing each other apart in the name of their personal god, and the irony was that by definition they're probably worshipping the same god.

scene by Gustave Doré from Milton's Paradise Lost
f) Questions about the engineers
Ridley thought about Prometheus opening up possibilities for sequels like Alien, however this had gone in a different direction that Alien.

This was a story about creation and then destruction, with the idea that if you realise that you've created something and it was wrong, you want to generally wipe it out and start all over again, as if wiping the slate clean.

There was the line where Shaw says to Fassbender. "Where they're going?"

He replies "Earth", she asks "Why" and he replies "well, sometimes to create, you must first destroy"

And this line came from Joseph Stalin, once a leader of the Soviet Union until 1953, and during a period from around 1936 to 1939, led a massive purge (known as "Great Purge") of the party, government, armed forces , intelligentsia and so on, and the dead numbered in their millions, and with that one is moving into a story of epic proportions.

Perhaps there is an off world situation where  these Engineers lay seed to planets and planetoids, and this is their self given role within the context of their own version of the universe, perhaps like gardeners of the universe.

There is the question about whether or not they are gods, and if they are not gods then perhaps they are just simply us as the human race.

But where does the buck stopped, who made them and what is the grand plan, what is it that everything is contained within.

There would be further ways to evolve the story and here Evolution was a key word for Ridley.

In terms of this, even Stephen Hawkings admitted that he thought that there might be other forms of life out there and hopefully they wouldn't visit because they wouldn't be nice.

Gustave Doré's Lucifer for Milton's Paradise Lost


g) Reports of multiple Davids
Reports by March of 2014 suggested that the movie would feature multiple David androids, and at this suggestion, one might jump back to the fact that a teaser was shot featuring David as one copy of a robot on an assembly line, or even think about the fact that David Fincher wanted multiple Bishops running around at the end of Alien 3, one might also go back to thinking about the scene in the episode of "We'll Always Have Paris" of  Star Trek The Next Generation where members of the Enterprise crew were seeing doubles of themselves and the episode culminates with three versions of the robot Data from different time continuums all trying to patch the source of the time distortion

Jean Giraud / Moebius homage to Gustave Dore, "Vers le premier mobile"
(source: http://www.moebius.fr/shop-diassec-Moebius)
h) Will David get his head back on?
Ridley's points of discussion about a coming Prometheus 2 appear to be about the fact that if they're going back into the galaxy, you can't have a person who's still have his head separated from his body.

The other thing though was that once David does get his head back on, he's very dangerous.

However he is very seductive and perhaps he'll persuade Elizabeth to help him put the head back on.

However by September 2015, really is asked about whether Fassbender will spend an entire movie as a disembodied head and he utters his "better than ... " catchphrase as he tells them it's going to be better than that, he has a nice big idea that's going to be really great and we're just going to have to wait, but indeed there is the matter of the android being in two parts and so she'll slowly put him back together and so they will go to the world of the engineers.


i) Here be no dragons!
By November, the Script had been written and of course Ridley thought it was really good, it was fresh and was getting away from gods and dragons and that sort of stuff.

Ridley was fed up with the sight of dragons, so it seemed.

Was this due to the various films recently featuring dragons or did he think about all the aliens just being the same old dragon like thing?

However, he had compared the alien to a dragon back at the time of the Alien interviews.

But now he is stating that the alien from the first movie was the definitive dragon.

It was "real" and that is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.  

(See : The Alien as a dragon)


William Blake's Great Red dragon for Paradise Lost


j) The Next Step
So his next step was to reintroduce a fresher form of the alien in their third act.

The baby alien in Prometheus was awfully close to the alien.

He didn't want the alien that we knew about any more back in his movies, there was only so much snarling that you could do with this creature and he thought that he had found the next step.

But he thought that the Engineers from Prometheus were quite a good start, they were entities who were superior to us humans, but they were not gods, and with that there would be the question who is God who made them?

If the viewer were to get an old testament vibe from watching Prometheus, then Ridley would feel that he had done his job.

While the expedition to the planet in the film "Prometheus" was about finding the makers of the human race, Ridley Scott has no intention in meeting God in the first of this proposed series of movies so that allowed at the end Dr Shaw to tell David " I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from."

There was some thought about leaving the first film alone and jumping ahead, but he couldn't because it ended on too specific a plot sentence because of what Shaw had said

Ridley saw the subtext of the film as a bit florid and grandiose but it asks a good question"who created us?"

He is someone really intrigued by those eternal questions of creation, belief and faith that would be in the back of everyone's mind.



k) Impossibility of existence
He didn't think we were here by accident.

He found it hard to believe how life could exist, because the molecular miracles that would have to occur were in the trillions, since the first sign of human life that crawled out of the mud with the four fingers, would be impossible, unless there was some sort of guidance system.

With that, there was the sun approximately the same distance from Earth as it for maybe millions of other planets and planetoids that are almost identical in distance and therefore enjoy the value or sunlight on their sold.

Could one tell Ridley that there are no other planets with human life. He simply didn't believe it.

l) Kubrickian Questions
So there was a question being raised for him, it was the same as was depicted in 2001 when the monolith lands in Ethiopia and the ape that had been grubbing around in the water hole with all of them bickering at each other, goes up and touches it.

He then has a bigger thought injected into his brain that Isaac Newton had when he sat under a tree and watched and apple fall.

Kubrick then picked something metaphorically poetic in its violence, as the ape picks up a hip bone and brains the tapir so that can eat him.

This was one gigantic, magnificent leap of a thousand years of evolution, it was where the would begin, and it was a great thinking, and this is what Ridley wanted to explore.

Illustration for Paradise Lost by William Blake

m) Hunt for the big boy
So Ridley thought that one had to go back, find those engineers and see what they were thinking.

If the engineers were the forerunners of the human race on Earth, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function.

But who created that?

Where's the big boy?

Or should we think this was all an accident?

Ridley didn't have an answer and noted that even Stephen Hawking was saying "I am not sure" and no longer believed in the big bang.

n) Use of Bioweapons
Ridley imagined that the derelict ship was a battlewagon as he developed his ideas with the making of Alien, and seemed to have the idea that there was some sort of a war, and so this thing was all about destruction. 

And so there was a question back then that one might have asked, who were they fighting with. 

Was this some sort of prehistoric war touched upon by HP Lovecraft in his novels? 

The derelict however was piloted by something referred to by the production crew as The Space Jockey, not at the time thought to be a tall humanoid in a suit as seen in Prometheus, but they would represent the same entities as least.

The Engineer

o) The Engineers
God in the Old Testament was someone who could be very harsh on the human race.

In Prometheus, Ridley introduced us to the Engineers as an aggressive race,  and expected us to consider their brilliance in making dreadful devices and weapons that would make our chemical warfare look ridiculous.

So far in the Alien and Prometheus films, we have the alien egg and also the urns full of the strange black substance to consider.

The engineer that we discover although possibly a godlike being in the movie is certainly not God.

The planet turns out to be a place considerably dangerous enough for Dr Shaw to realise that it was a mistake to go there after all, but once she finds out that these Engineers can still be alive and come from somewhere that can be reached, she wants to go on to find out where they come from.

p) Questions after Prometheus
However in Prometheus, by the end of, they were to going to use the flasks of black goo to either destroy or upgrade the human race on Earth. 

So was that enough of an answer? 

Was there any basis for questions anyway? 

However as we came closer to the sequel to Prometheus.  

So the questions that Ridley was focused upon were about the so called Engineers, who are they, why did they create such evil biology or bacteriology in Prometheus and there is the whole point is to explain the Alien Franchise and how, why and when the creation of the aliens or indeed the beast of Alien, this awful bio-mechanoid creature,  as if it were like a massive piece of bacteria, and what were they using it to protect themselves from? 

With that they would be going into the back door of the movie Alien.

Years Ridley kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be, fiddling around with some ideas,  and was always fascinated by why this thing would be made, by whom and for what purpose. 

The planet it was on, he kept looking at what he would think of as "the dark side of the moon", and it would be called Paradise, and in this case, Paradise is a very ominous word.

q) Paradise Lost
Somewhere down the line the Prometheus franchise would in a sense get into the Alien franchise, but not until about the third or fourth episode in the series. 

By the 24th September 2015, it is announced that Prometheus 2 will actually be called Alien: Paradise Lost. 

We already knew that Ridley had an interest in calling his sequel Paradise because of Milton's Paradise Lost poem and that would form a subtext.   

During the time of the interviews for Prometheus, Ridley had already revealed that he had been thinking about the war over heaven taking place in Paradise Lost and the nature of dark angels. 
(see Questions about God and Paradise Lost)

r) Renaming Prometheus 2 as Alien: Paradise and then Alien: Covenant
The change to it being an Alien movie becomes the cause of much confusion by the public and that day on Twitter, Neill Blomkamp jokes that his own new film is Alien V: Prometheus before revealing the next day that his film doesn't really have a title. 

Another revelation was that Ridley's movie would even go so far as to have connections with Ripley.  

Gustave Doré illustration for Paradise Lost

s) Further revelations
Elizabeth Shaw and David the android were on their way in a croissant shaped space ship to the planet of the Engineers and they would see what happened there, and so on October 7th 2015, the new fact that he reveals is that on that planet, there was a disaster. 

One might assume that this is why the ancient buildings on LV223 had been left abandoned. 

But in the movie there would be a new group of travelers introduced in the beginning of the first act and Ridley was busy designing a new ship. 

t) Evolution
"Evolution" has been a key word for Ridley and there was an evolution to this Prometheus sequel and so it would result in a part 3 where probably it gets nearer to being connected to the Alien film, but that might be happen in part 4 if it went that far. 

There seemed to be ideas in the air without much certainty, but Ridley was trying to layer this cake into a bigger larger question than about a monster in a tin can that's killing people, which is what we got in Alien. 

Even though it was formidable, he had to make it bigger than that. Prometheus started the ball rolling, and at the end of that film, there appeared the Deacon that would be the forerunner to the alien.

But by November 16th 2015, after it was revealed that John Logan who was one of the scriptwriters for Spectre was revising the script,  it is revealed firmly that the new film has been renamed Alien: Covenant after it had been let slip the day before in an interview with Empire. 

Now a fragment of the story has been revealed that a colony ship Covenant discovers that what they think is an uncharted paradise is actually a dark dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David,  survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. 

(This new title might come as a shock to the person by the username Covenant whose led many discussions in the old alt.cult-movies.alien newsgroup)  

As we read Ridley's words, we wonder what has happened to Noomi's role in the movie, we find out that there is more than one David robot in this movie but Noomi is revealed to have only a minor appearance in the sequel. 

Somehow we would be getting towards answering the question about why the space jockey was there and why it had an alien inside him

Source quotes
  1. Collider: I know from people at Fox that they were really happy with the worldwide box office  of Prometheus and that they are moving forward on a sequel.  Are you involved at all?
    Damon Lindelof:  I am not.  Ridley [Scott] and I talked at great length during the story process of the first movie about what subsequent movies would be if Prometheus were to be successful.  And I think that the movie ended in a very specific way that hinted at, or strongly implied that there were going to be continuing adventures worthy of writing stories.  What those stories would be would not necessarily usurp or transcend the Alien franchise as we saw it because we know that the Nostromo hasn’t come along yet.  So the idea was to set up a universe that… Is it a prequel?  Okay.  If that’s what we want to call it, sure.  But the sequel to this movie is not Alien.  The sequel to this movie is this other thing. 
    So Ridley and I talked about what that other thing might be, and he was excited about doing it.  But then I think what ended up happening was that the movie came out, and there was a reaction to the movie.  And I got really wrapped up in Trek, and really wrapped up in this movie that I’m producing and writing with Brad Bird.  And I have a TV project that I was really passionate about.  Ridley and I had a meeting after Prometheus came out where we started talking again about where this journey would go.  And in that meeting I said to him, unfortunately, before he could ask me and go through the discomfort of whether he was going to ask me or not… It’s sort of like having a date where you’re letting the other person know, “I’m in another relationship.”  So I can’t tell you that he asked me and I said no.  But I did communicate to him that I was working on these other things.
     
    The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite.  Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it.  And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in.  The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting.  But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.”  I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does.   I don’t have the capability.  I’m usually very single-minded creatively.  I can only be working on one thing at a time.  So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff.  And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.”  And he was like, “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.”  He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him.  But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er.
    ( collider.com/prometheus-sequel-damon-lindelof  December 2012)
  2. Fox and Ridley Scott are getting closer to returning to space as Jack Paglen (“Transcendence”) is in talks to write the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, “Prometheus. (variety.com/ June 17th 2013
  3. Transcendence scribe Jack Paglen is in negotiations to write the sequel to Fox and Ridley Scott's Prometheus.(www.hollywoodreporter.com June 17th 2013)
  4. Multiple sources have told TheWrap that the “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is “Prometheus 2,” although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie “Exodus” to Fox.“Prometheus” served as an ‘unofficial’ prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi movie “Alien,” and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more “alien-y” and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David’ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.(www.thewrap.com March 24, 2014 )
  5. Ridley Scott: You have to . You can’t have a person go off into the... into the the the whatever you call, it, the galaxy and have a person who’s still got his head off. Once that head goes back on, he’s really dangerous, but he’s also very seductive. So maybe he’ll persuade her to help him put the head back. (MTV, 1September 12th 2014)
  6. Ridley Scott: The beast is done. Cooked, I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.
    Yahoo: So what can audiences expect to happen?
    Ridley: You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on!
    (uk.yahoo.com/ )
  7. MTV Interviewer: Ridley Scott has recently said about Prometheus 2, he said there's going to be no xenomorphs in it, you know, the classic aliens are not going to be in Prometheus 2

    Noomi
    : Yuh

    MTV Interviewer: So with that in mind what would you like to see in Prometheus 2 and, and , and what do you think that world's going to be like when you return to it

    Noomi Rapace: Well, erm  I know that Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to Paradise,  you know I say that in the first one , you know, I don't want to go back, I don't want to go, you know, ' cause she can't go to Earth,  there's nothing left for her there really and er, she wants to go where they came from, these giant, these creatures, erm, and and you know,  I think she in her head, that's the dark paradise in a way,  so what's there. you know?  why, I don't know, I think she wants like, answers. she wants to know, erm, and , and that's, I feel like I'm sharing her, erm,  curiosity but also anger.

    MTV Interviewer: Erm, I wonder what the ultimate threat will be with out that alien, you know, without that xenomorph

    Noomi Rapace:Hmm, God maybe... God or The Devil. or I don't know, I don't know what he's coming up with, where he's going to take us, but it's erm, I can't wait to go there. I don't know what we're going to discover. (MTV, Published on Oct 15, 2014)
  8. Scified:POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD! According to our source:The movie will have 2 Monsters, one is new and both are different yet similar to the Xeno DNA. The NEW Monster is a New Event, so it’s nothing created before the Events of the end of the First movie.... it's created by an event in the movie... and this New Monster is going to be based off of the Original Concept that Alien drew influence from, and this idea is something they had planned with Spaights’ Ultramorph and so Gigers Necomonicon 4 is the starting point. This Monster will be transparent like a Jelly Fish to a degree.... and it’s hinted that David plays a part in its creation.
    The movie won’t be going the route of an Alien movie, just we will see more clues and things that we can relate and make connection to the Xeno DNA and Bio-Mechanics of the Engineers.  The movie will loosely touch up on themes that can connect to the Prometheus Mythos and the Bible but more in respect to the Paradise Lost version of events but again loosely.
    They won’t be going a full blown Ancient Aliens in detail on us, just we can make subtle links to themes, such as Rebellion, Order of Creation (that has multiple layers that does not start with the Engineers and does not end with David). Stealing of Forbiden Knowledge and Fire and how playing God and going against God always has dire consequences.
  9. REEL Time spoke to Ridley Scott recently about his coming drama Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opens here in two weeks. More of that in The Weekend Australian’s Review section this Saturday. The British director, who turns 77 in two weeks, isn’t slowing down. He has already begun production on his next film, The Martian, starring Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara, and confirmed he plans the Prometheus sequel, starring Michael Fassbender, at the end of 2015. And his Blade Runner sequel is ready to move. “That’s written (and) it’s really good.” But his Prometheus sequel has him very excited because, he says, “it’s fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Rather than a dragon, Scott describes his original Alien as “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf . . ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history,” Scott says. “So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” The Prometheus “baby” alien was, he concedes, “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver. His next one promises to be very different. (www.theaustralian.com.au/ via http://www.scified.com/ November 18th 2014)
  10. Ridley Scott: Because this will set up definitely a sequel and then another sequel, and then it depends on how clever you are, if you want to keep going, because we've gone off in a different direction which is about creation, right, and this is about creation and then destruction, if you realise you've done something , what you've, whatever you've created is wrong, you want to kind of wipe it out and start again, wipe the slate clean. So that line of Fassbender, where she says , where..."where they're going", he says "earth", "why" , and he says, I maybe misquoting this, but he says , "well sometimes to create, you first must destroy", You know whose line that was? Joe Stalin. So Stalin has a series of quotations which are like absolutely gob smacking frightening, when you think in those terms, how many, how many people did Stalin in sixty nine/six to nine? (Stalin carried out a great purge from around 1936-1939)  ,  without even thinking about it, so you're moving it to that kind of epic proportions of saying if there is an off world situation where they do lay seed to planets and planetoids, and that's their role, that's their self given role within the context of their own universe or their own span, like gardeners of the universe, are they gods or are they not. if they're not gods, they're simply us, then where does the buck stop, who made them , right, and why, what's the grand plan, what's the bucket that everything's in, you know, and so that, you can go on evolving, and I think even Hawkins of this juncture has admitted that he thinks that there may be other forms, life forms out there and he said, he said hopefully they won't visit, they won't be nice, yeah. Well, if they're that smart, they're not going to be particularly nice are they.(Prometheus director commentry)
  11. DEADLINE: Where do you take the Prometheus 2 plot?
    SCOTT: You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us? I don’t think we are here by accident. I find it otherwise hard to believe you and I are sitting here at this table, because the molecular miracles that would have had to occur were in the trillions, since the first sign of human life that crawled out of the mud with four fingers, would bloody well be impossible, unless there was some guidance system. Also, you have the sun approximately the same distance from earth as it is from maybe millions of planets and planetoids that are almost identical distance and therefore enjoy the value of sunlight on their soil. Are you telling me there are no other planets with human life? I simply don’t believe it.
    That raises the question to me, same as was depicted in 2001 when that object comes hurtling through space, and lands in Ethiopia. And an ape that had been grubbing around in the water hole with all of them bickering at each other, goes up and touches it. He has a bigger thought injected into his brain than Newton got sitting under a tree and seeing an apple fall. Stanley then picks something metaphorically poetic in its violence, as the ape picks up a hip bone and brains the anteater so they can eat him. That is one gigantic, magnificent leap of a thousand years of evolution; that is where the world begins. It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore. You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where’s the big boy? You think this was all an accident? I don’t know. Even Stephen Hawking now says, I am not sure. He no longer believes in the big bang. (http://deadline.com/2015/09/ridley-scott-the-martian-star-wars-2001-alien-blade-runner-prometheus-toronto-film-festival-1201522484/)
  12. Collider I’m one of the people who really enjoyed Prometheus and I believe you are making a sequel
    Ridley Scott: Yes we are

    Collider : I’m just curious if you can talk a bit about it. What’s your goal with the sequel and when are you filming?
    Ridley Scott:  You’ve got to follow through, I mean it, It starts off, Prometheus was a very grand idea—or grand question, really of who are they and why did they create such evil biology or bacteriology? Um, to protect themselves from what? And so it's a part of that, the questions are answered there, or beginning to become answered in Prometheus 2. (http://collider.com/prometheus-2-story-revealed-by-ridley-scott/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=collidersocial)
  13. Doch das alles ist natürlich bereits bekannt. Im Interview verriet Ridley Scott jedoch noch mehr zu seinen Plänen, wie er das Prometheus-Franchise mit seinem Alien-Film verknüpfen will: (aus dem Englischen)(Translation) But all this is of course already known . In an interview, Ridley Scott revealed still more to his plans , as he wants to link the Prometheus franchise with his Alien film : ( from English )(http://www.filmfutter.com/news/prometheus-3/)
  14. Ridley Scott: Der ganze Sinn besteht darin, das Alien-Franchise und das Wie und Warum der Erschaffung des Aliens zu erklären. Ich sah den Alien immer als eine Art der biologischen Kriegsführung. Für mich ist das ursprüngliche Raumschiff, das ich als Croissant bezeichne, ein Kriegsschiff, der diese biomechanoiden Kreaturen enthält, denen es nur um Zerstörung geht. (translation)The whole point is to explain the Alien franchise and how and why the creation of the aliens . I always saw the Alien as a type of biological warfare . For me, the original spaceship that I call the croissant , a warship that contains these biomechanoids creatures , which is all about destruction .(http://www.filmfutter.com/news/prometheus-3/)
  15. Auf die Nachfrage hin, ob denn Prometheus 2 direkt an Alien anbinden würde, gab er dann die überraschende Antwort, die darauf hindeutet, dass wir uns auf mehrere Prometheus-Sequels freuen dürfen: (translation) On the demand towards whether because Prometheus 2 would connect directly to Alien , he then gave the surprising answer , suggesting that we can look forward to several Prometheus sequels :(http://www.filmfutter.com/news/prometheus-3/)
  16.  Ridley Scott: Ja, aber es wird nicht der nächste sein. Es wird in dem übernächsten
    Prometheus sein oder vielleicht sogar in einem danach, bevor wir gewissermaßen zurück im Alien-Franchise sind.  (Translation) Yes , but it will not be the next . It will be in the next but Prometheus or perhaps even in a later ,before we are in a sense back in the Alien franchise.(http://www.filmfutter.com/news/prometheus-3/)
  17. Da haben wir es also: Prometheus 3 und vielleicht sogar 4 sollen folgen. Nachdem Scott lange kein Interesse an Sequels hatte, scheint er wohl endlich ein Franchise gefunden zu haben, das ihn langfristig begeistert.  (Translation) There we have it so : Prometheus 3 and maybe 4 to follow. After Scott long had no interest in sequels , it probably seems at last to have found a franchise that inspires him long term.(http://www.filmfutter.com/news/prometheus-3/)
  18. Ridley Scott: Prometheus One was an attempt to resurrect and reinvigorate the Alien character. I felt it was a little worn out and so we started out on a brand new path of imagining many years before Alien One and discovering, ah, these creatures which are called Engineers which are superior to us. Are they gods, not really and therefore it raises a bigger question, well, who is God, who made them, so it, I'm trying to layer this cake into a much bigger larger question than a monster in a tin can killing people, even though it was formidable, we've got to go bigger than that okay. So er, Prometheus started the ball rolling, and we have the deacon at the end which is the forerunner to the alien. And now we're picking up on on what will be called, Alien: Paradise Lost, the scripts done, I'm starting the film in February which is the Alien pre-pre-prequel. Neil's film will be going on a separate tangent  side-tangent, sidetrack which will be named, I don't know quite what it will be named, Alien something, with Sigourny, I'm a producer, and that will go out after mine. We'll see how we're gonna drive that bus. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTnKXfDyNVU Sky Cinema, 26th Sep 2015)
  19. HeyUGuys: The word is that you've got more than one Prometheus sequel in words,
    Ridley Scott: Yes
    HeyUGuys: I was wondering if that was the case and if we can expect the franchise to connect up to the Alien franchise
    Ridley Scott: Well, actually , really, it's going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost, so Prometheus 2's not really going to be, it's going to be Alien: Paradise Lost now, so, you know the poem, I'm sure, I doubt you've ever been through it have you, the poem's a book
    HeyUGuys: Giggle
    Ridley Scott: Paradise Lost, it sounds intellectual but there's a similarity to it, that's where it stops ( 24th September 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&v=A524UjfdoA8)
  20. Hey U Guys: I'm going to ask you about Prometheus as well. Erm, you've just announced the title of the next film, erm, why is it called Alien: Paradise Lost
    Ridley: Well, because we're heading back to why, how and when the beast was invented, we'll go back into the back door of the very first Alien I did thirty years ago.
    Hey U Guys: Well, I look forwards to it, thankyou, thankyou very much. ( 24th September 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qvcRiCzeWs
  21. Den Of Geek:As for that title, Alien: Paradise Lost, Scott had this to tell us.
    Ridley Scott: It's a subtext. Because where we go to is Paradise Lost". (25th September 2015 http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/prometheus/37099/prometheus-ridley-scott-to-direct-all-three-sequels)
  22. Neill Blomkamp: new film is ALIEN 5: PROMETHEUS  ( 24th September 2015 https://twitter.com/NeillBlomkamp/status/647186673730646016)
  23. Neill Blomkamp: No. Actually has no title yet. (https://twitter.com/NeillBlomkamp/status/647423975266476032
  24. On the title change, Sir Ridley said it had been a long time coming. At one point, Paradise was a possible title for Prometheus, but its origins stretch back further than that: “Years ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on – and I was looking at the dark side of the moon – would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word... (25th September 2015 http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507)
  25. Ridley Scott “The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would actually go in and clean up a planet?” (Ridley tells Mike Goodridge of Screendaily.com, 26 April, 2010
  26. Does this indicate that Paradise will be the name of the Engineers’ planet in Alien: Paradise Lost? Could be. Sir Ridley said that the title change has not affected the story of The Artist Formerly Known As Prometheus 2. “In a way it is Prometheus 2. It’s exactly the same story. But it was always in the works to be called that [Alien: Paradise Lost]. Is Prometheus actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first Alien... I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.(25th September 2015 http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507)
  27. So what does this mean for Neill Blomkamp’s sequel? There had been speculation that Alien: Paradise Lost might mean that it wouldn’t get made, but Sir Ridley has scotched those rumours. “I’m producing it,” he reiterated. “The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.(25th September 2015 http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507)
  28. The main story of Alien: Paradise Lost will see Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and the head of Fassbender’s android, David, travel to the planet of the enigmatic space arseholes, The Engineers, to find out, once and for all, their part in the birth of mankind. Will this mean that we can expect to see, at some point, the alien? Scott has previously said that going back to the design of the classic H.R. Giger xenomorph didn’t excite him. Good news – he’s changed his mind.

    I think I have to go again,” he said. “We will see who made it, and why. That’s what’s interesting.” Whether that happens in this movie, or in the other two planned Promethalien movies, remains to be seen.
    ( 25th September 2015 http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507)
  29. But onto the big question: can we really expect Michael Fassbender to spend an entire movie as a disembodied head? “It’s going to be better than that,” chuckled Scott. “It’s a very nice big idea I’ve got. It’s really great. You’re going to have to wait...( 25th September 2015 http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45507) 
  30. Ridley Scott: Prometheus 1 was an attempt to resurrect and reinvigorate the alien character. I felt it was a little worn out and so we started on a brand new path, imagining many years before Alien 1 and discovering these creatures which are called Engineers which are superior to us. Are they gods, not really and therefore it raises a bigger question, well, who is God, who made them. So it, I'm trying to layer this cake into a much bigger larger question than a monster in a tin can killing people. Even though it was formidable, we've got to go bigger than that, okay. So, Prometheus started the ball rolling and we had the Deacon at the end which was the forerunner of the alien. We are now picking up upon what will be called Alien: Paradise Lost. The script's done, I'm starting the film in February which is the, this alien pre-pre-prequel. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTnKXfDyNVU&feature=youtu.be)
  31. Yahoo!: And Prometheus 2 will be a continuation of the story?
    Ridley: Of course. Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton? In a funny kind of way, it’s an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as s–t, gets all the girls and goes to the nightclubs. The other guy, who is not quite as good-looking, is boring as hell and stays home. So in a funny kind of way, we used that as the basis for it, it’ll be Alien: Paradise Lost. Which is very spooky, because it continues after the last one, where Elizabeth Shaw [Noomi Rapace] says, “I wanna go where they came from.” And you’ve got Michael Fassbender in two parts, so she’ll slowly put him back together. They will go to the world of the Engineer. 
    Yahoo!: To the core of that planet.
    Ridley: That’s where they’re going to go. They will find out who would design such an awful bio-mechanoid creature, like a massive piece of bacteria. (29th September 2015 https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/post/130151587041/ridley-scott-on-bringing-the-martian-to-life-and )
  32. Ridley 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. (http://awardscampaign.com/2015/10/07/ridley-scott-teases-new-group-of-travelers-in-prometheus-sequel-alien-paradise-lost/)  
  33. Ridley Scott:There is an evolution to this one so if we can get something down I don’t not see how we go [forward without a third].” (http://awardscampaign.com/2015/10/07/ridley-scott-teases-new-group-of-travelers-in-prometheus-sequel-alien-paradise-lost/)  
  34. Ridley Scott: I’m trying to keep this for myself. I let the other one [Alien] get away from me – I shouldn’t have… I’m trying to re-resurrect the beast and let if off the hook for a while because I’m coming back into the back-end of Alien 1. I’m gradually getting to Alien 1. (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/11/11/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-sequels-will-reveal-who-created-aliens)
  35.  Ridley Scott: Prometheus 2 will start getting shot in February and I’ve already begun now so I know what the script is. Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we’ll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?  (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/11/11/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-sequels-will-reveal-who-created-aliens)
  36. Empire Online :I’ve got no plan, Scott said, discussing his overall career and which project follows another. “I go from pillar to post randomly. I have this childlike fascination and thrill of doing it. I was going to be doing what will be called Alien: Covenant, which starts shooting next February, and we were struggling then with the screenplay there and then there was a phone call, somebody saying, ‘Listen, we’ve got this thing which is completely written called Martian’, and I said, ‘Huh.’ And I sped read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox and said, ‘I need to talk to ‘Drew Goddard…’(http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/ridley-scott-says-prometheus-sequel-now-alien-covenant/)
  37. Bloody Disgusting: Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. ( 16th November 2015 http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3370169/release-date-logo-and-synopsis-for-alien-covenant-released/)
  38. Ridley Scott: Its a very complex story. Its an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1.
    (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051  November 26th 2015)
  39. Ridley Scott: Prometheus 1 was borne out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 - I only did one as I don't normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the 3 that followed  that no-one asked the question "why the Alien, who made it and why?" Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051 November 26th 2015)
  40. Ridley Scott: So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979 . (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051 November 26th 2015)
  41. Ridley Scott: So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051 November 26th 2015)
  42. Hollywood Reporter: Alien: Covenant will shoot at Sydney’s Fox Studios from March with Michael Fassbender to reprise his Prometheus role as the synthetic David. Other casting hasn’t been confirmed although Scott did say that Prometheus 1 star Noomi Rapace will only appear briefly in Covenant. Scott is keen to use Australian actors, revealing that that he wanted Cate Blanchett for The Martian but she was unavailable. Shooting will be  a mix of location and studio shoots with location requiting “monumental forest and monumental rock and the rest will be in the studio with fairly formidable CGI. The Martian was made for the most part 94 pecent in a Budapest studio. With green screen I now can’t tell what was studio and what was shot in Wadi Rum,” Scott said.
    Michael Fassbender will arrive in Sydney in mid-March for the 16 week shoot.
    The NSW state government said the film will contribute more than $43.3 million (AUS$60 million) to the state’s economy and employ more than 600 local cast and crew.
    The Australian government committed a one off grant  to get the film made in Australia. That grant in effect raised Australian location tax offset from 16 percent to 30 percent,  a move which its now considering making permanent for all productions. A decision will be made on that before May next year, foreign minister Julie Bishop, who secured the shoot for Australia, said. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-alien-covenant-is-844051, November 26th 2015)
  43. Interviewer: Your next film is a sequel to “Prometheus.”
    Ridley Scott:
    Yeah. Well, really it’s “Alien.” They’re going to go to the planet where the engineers came from, and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it.
    There was always this discussion: Is Alien, the character, the beast, played out or not? We’ll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy. I think maybe we can go another round or two.
    Interviewer: When you were making the first “Alien,” did you think there was more to explore with that creature?
    Ridley Scott: Yeah, definitely. I knew we had done something special. I mean, I knew it as soon as I met with [painter, illustrator and creature designer] H.R. Giger. He was an artist in every sense of the word, but very businesslike. There was no rock ‘n’ roll — well, there was quietly, but he never brought it to the set. And I knew I had something special with this creature that he designed. Without that creature, the film wouldn’t have been the same. (http://www.thewrap.com/ 11th December 2015)
  44.  Movies.com:The film asks very big questions about where we come from as a species, and where we go when we die. It’s not possible to deliver concrete answers, but I’m hoping you can tell me how, in the planning stages of the script and story, you came to decide which open-ended, philosophical questions you would at the very least attempt to answer definitively. 
    Ridley Scott: Well, from the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel. I really don’t want to meet God in the first one. I want to leave it open to [Noomi Rapace’s character, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw] saying, “I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I want to go where they came from.” 
    Movies.com: So that was always going to be the natural ending for this film?
    Ridley Scott: Totally. And because they’re such aggressive f**kers … and who wouldn’t describe them that way, considering their brilliance in making dreadful devices and weapons that would make our chemical warfare look ridiculous? So I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God. As she says, “This is not what I thought it was going to be, and I think we should get the Hell out of here or there won’t be any place to go back to.
    That’s not necessarily planted in the ground at the tail end of the third act, but I knew that’s kind of where we should go, because if we’ve opened up this door -- which I hope we have because I certainly would like to do another one – I’d love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous. 
     
    Movies.com: We’re not going to get a slow build in this second film, then. These guys are volatile from the start? 
    Ridley Scott: In a funny kind of way, if you look at the Engineers, they’re tall and elegant … they are dark angels. If you look at [John Milton’s] Paradise Lost, the guys who have the best time in the story are the dark angels, not God. He goes to all the best nightclubs, he’s better looking, and he gets all of the birds. [Laughs]
    Movies.com: So Milton was one of your influences for the Engineers?
    Ridley Scott: That sounds incredibly pretentiously intellectual. (http://www.movies.com/movie-news/ridley-scott-prometheus-interview/8232)
  45.  Den of Geek: I heard yesterday that Prometheus 2 is actually called Alien: Paradise Lost. That’s the final title, is it?
    Ridley Scott: It’s a subtext. Because where we go to is Paradise Lost, really.
    Den of Geek:So it’s Miltonian...
    Ridley Scott:Yeah. Did you ever read it?
    Den of Geek:Yes, I did.
    Ridley Scott:Wow. The handsome guy gets all the fun and all the girls, doesn’t he? And he’s the evil son of a bitch! He’s the good-looking one who gets all the girls and goes to all the nightclubs. The good one is kind of dull and depressing! [Laughs] So in a funny sort of way, it touches on that. It’s too simplistic to call the bad element in [Alien: Paradise Lost] evil, but it’s closer to answering the question, who and why would any being create such a monster, and for what reason? There was a reason for that, right?
    Den of Geek:And you’re directing that yourself?
    Ridley Scott:Yes.
    Den of Geek:You are?
    Ridley Scott:I’m starting at the beginning of March.
    Den of Geek:Are you going to direct all the sequels yourself, do you think?
    Ridley Scott:[Mischievously] This time? Definitely. Last time I should have done it.
    Den of Geek:You did want to do Aliens, didn’t you.
    Ridley Scott:Well, I didn’t know that it was happening. I was fine with it. I just thought, “Welcome to Hollywood” and got on with it. I didn’t know. I was the last to know! Funny, isn’t it? (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/the-martian/37130/ridley-scott-interview-the-martian-prometheus-sequels)
  46.  
    ERIC SPITZNAGEL: I got kind of an Old Testament vibe from Prometheus.           RIDLEY SCOTT: Great. Then I've done my job.
    Eric Spitznagel: So that was intentional?
    Ridley Scott: Oh, yes. I'm really intrigued by those eternal questions of creation and belief and faith. I don't care who you are, it's what we all think about. It's in the back of all our minds.
    Eric Spitznagel: In the Old Testament, God is kind of an asshole.
    Ridley Scott: Yeah, he was pretty hard on us, wasn't he?
    Eric Spitznagel: Humanity's creators in Prometheus aren't much better. The "Engineers," as they're called, are really prickish and hostile. Are they a metaphor for your feelings about God?
    Ridley Scott: Me, personally?
    Eric Spitznagel: Yeah. Do you believe in a supreme deity who's sadistic and cruel and maybe hates us?
    Ridley Scott: Well, that's not me. That's Paradise Lost.
    Eric Spitznagel: You think Milton got it right?
    Ridley Scott: I don't think so literally, but it seems analogous sometimes. The only guy in Paradise Lost having a good time is that son-of-a-bitch dark angel.
    Eric Spitznagel: My favorite part of Prometheus is when a battered and bloody Noomi Rapace reaches for her crucifix necklace, and the decapitated robot head says to her, "Even after all this, you still believe." In that scene, are you Noomi or the robot head?
    Ridley Scott: That's hard to say. [Long pause] I do despair. That's a heavy word, but picking up a newspaper every day, how can you not despair at what's happening in the world, and how we're represented as human beings? The disappointments and corruption are dismaying at every level. And the biggest source of evil is of course religion.
    Eric Spitznagel: All religions?
    Ridley Scott: Can you think of a good one? A just and kind and tolerant religion?
    ES: Not off the top of my head, no.
    Ridley Scott: Everyone is tearing each other apart in the name of their personal god. And the irony is, by definition, they're probably worshipping the same god. (Ridley Scott on Prometheus - Esquire and www.ericspitznagel.com/)
  47.  Ridley Scott:  They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?(http://metro.co.uk/2012/10/10/)
    Ridley Scott:  It (Prometheus) was reaching out to talk about gods and demons and the world that we can never understand - our creation (Empire Magazine, December 2013, p25)
    Yahoo!: And Prometheus 2 will be a continuation of the story?
    Ridley: Of course. Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton? In a funny kind of way, it’s an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as s–t, gets all the girls and goes to the nightclubs. The other guy, who is not quite as good-looking, is boring as hell and stays home. So in a funny kind of way, we used that as the basis for it, it’ll be Alien: Paradise Lost. Which is very spooky, because it continues after the last one, where Elizabeth Shaw [Noomi Rapace] says, “I wanna go where they came from.” And you’ve got Michael Fassbender in two parts, so she’ll slowly put him back together. They will go to the world of the Engineer. ( 2015-09-29  http://www.scified.com/site/prometheusmovies/shaw-and-david-will-make-it-to-the-engineer-home-world-in-prometheus-2-alien-paradise-lost)
     Interviewer: So, is Prometheus a different animal?
    Ridley Scott: Eh, no, actually I'm heading back to introducing why and how and who would make such a monstrous creature and for what reason. So I'm going back to the planet of the engineers, I'm going back to where they came from, as Noomi says in the film, I don't want to go back to where I came from, I want to go back to where they came from, so she heaves the two parts of David's body into the ship and they leave. We'll pick it up literally there. (2 Oct 2015, DP_30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWy6Egvz6Ws)
     

2 comments:

  1. I have the strange and (silly) theory that has been kicking around in my head for some time, in which it occurs to me that David is in Paradise Lost, the "heir" of the Engineers, find a reasonable resemblance between the facial features David and the head of the colossus ...
    After reading the articles on this and other blogs and in particular, the questions Ridley Scott and his particular English humor with some allusive response to Paradise Lost, imagined the "fallen angel" named in the story, finding parallels between Satan, the highest of the children of God and, so far, "summum" androids created by man, son of God, or Gods Engineers, in a particularly fucking twist where a runaway David, and last thread, because if already in Prometheus is able to inoculate deliberately in a man the germ of the new creation of "own initiative" to find out the effect it may have on a human primordial matter, or black liquid, and its consequences in a sterile uterus through natural fertilization or mating, imagine what could be capable of causing the planet where supposedly all began ...
    Seeing the pictures of the shooting and the scenarios shown in the ramp or stairway, where some twisted and perhaps burned bodies crawl and even seem to fight, I came to mind the image, hieratic and pharaonic statue, in a state of forced, like the face of David, who always appears calm relax, but to a degree also hieratic tension and supposedly snooty, like a being who, being aware of its origin, transcends the next step, that of demigod, from there, everything would be easier for Mr. Scott: teach a planet where a civilization of quasi-gods is extinct, thus avoiding showing how and who were those beings, and providing only small crumbs:
    'Oh, look, here lived giants but they are no longer !! and meeting a "bastard" but extremely intelligent, which is more than enough to extinguish himself attempting threaten all existence, now become depositary of supreme knowledge ...
    It could be ...... what think?

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  2. The most awaited horrible movie. It has a different concept and a tremendous trailer. The movie has earned its fan already before the release. Alien: Covenant trailer is on my top favorite trailer list and would be waiting for the secont trailer.

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