Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, meanwhile, started developing his own sequel to the Alien franchise, which then spurred Scott to move more quickly on the long-promised Prometheus sequel which became Alien: Covenant.
First up, Ridley Scott spoke to Yahoo! about Prometheus' influence on his new film. "It's the first time they've actually wanted to see something that I'm in the theatres, so it's good", he smiled. So I thought: "Wow, okay, I'm wrong".
When asked if he planned to resolve these mysteries, Scott said the story has been left "wide open" and added: "That's why I'm doing it, so you're asking these questions".
Director Ridley Scott is known for award-winning movies like "Alien", "Blade Runner", "The Martian", "Thelma & Louise", "The Gladiator", "Black Hawk Dawn", "GI Jane", "Exodus" and "Kingdom of Heaven".
"I'd go out for a drink with David but I wouldn't turn my back on him", he laughs.
"I'll probably be filming it within a year, It'll be out within a year and nine months".
"Alien: Covenant" is in cinemas in the United Kingdom from 12 May and in theatres in the U.S. from 19 May.
Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN.
Covenant follows Prometheus (2012). Walter swears by his duty to the crew of the Covenant, and will do anything to protect them.
His straight role will not just be a treat for his fans, but also for his parents, who The Pineapple Express star revealed have avoided his past efforts due to their bawdy themes.
For the record, we're concentrating on "pure" Alien movies (that is, the original four films and two prequels) and disregarding spinoffs Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.
Amy Seimetz, Benjamin Rigby and Carmen Ejogo in a scene from Alien: Covenant.
"We had a talk as soon as I landed: "Do not, do NOT screw up my hair". "I was surfing every day in Sydney, but I always knew I was afraid of them".
Reviews for Alien: Covenant have been mixed thus far, but everybody seems to agree that it is a return to the horror thriller genre and easily the best in the franchise since James Cameron's bombastic Aliens. The movie starring Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo and Noomi Rapace will hit US theaters on May 19.
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