Few weeks earlier, Alien director Ridley Scott revealed that the timeline of the movies in the series isn’t linear. At the time, he said that the title of the next movie will be Alien: Awakening and now, he revealed that the next prequel script is already in the work. However, he confirmed that the upcoming movie will start shooting within next 14 months.
This confirmation came during a recent interview with IGN when the director explained that the Alien 5 movie was called Awakening and at the time, Ridley Scott wasn’t happy with running both projects at the same time. He said, “They wanted to do Alien, er, Awakening, Neill Blomkamp, I said fine. I was going to be the producer. If I could have, I would have. Except I do question, why have both (Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien) 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. I mean, I’d literally ignited this thing to bring it off the ground again, because it was lying there dormant on a shelf. I had this thing to bring it back up, but here we are.”
Back in March, Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning on another 6 Alien movies in future with the next sequel is set to start shooting next year. He teased that the script is already in the work and the movie will begin shooting by July next year. He confirmed, “We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months. That’s why I’m doing it, so you’re asking these questions.”
In order to make the franchise continue, he revealed that the story of Alien: Covenant has been left wide open intentionally and questions will be answered with the upcoming movies. However, as of now, it isn’t know what the sequel will be called. We should learn more about the upcoming movie in the next several months.