Ridley Scott Ties 'Prometheus' Sequel to 'Alien' with New Title

Ridley Scott Ties 'Prometheus' Sequel to 'Alien' with New Title
Though Ridley Scott's next film The Martian is technically set on Mars, it's less of a sci-fi flick and more a mix of hammy banter and science experiments in space. Fortunately, he's already eyeing a return to his beloved Alien world with his first Prometheus sequel. Now, he's revealed the film's title.

No, it's not called 2 Fast 2 Prometheus. Instead, the director told HeyUGuys [via Coming Soon] that the film will be called Alien: Paradise Lost.

"Well actually, really it's going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost," he said in a video interview (available below). "So really Prometheus 2 is not going to be. It's going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost now."

He also explained that the title is a direct reference to John Milton's Paradise Lost. "It sounds intellectual, but there's a similarity to it," Scott added.

Alien: Paradise Lost will begin production early next year.