While some of us still try to forget the events of Alien: Convenant, plot details have begun leaking for Ridley Scott's third film in the "prequel trilogy", Alien: Awakening, and it's not quite what you'd expect...
...The AV Club is reporting that Empire Magazine recently sat down with the film's writer, John Logan (Alien: Covenant). Logan confirmed that he has in fact finished the script for Alien: Awakening, including plot details on the film.
Via the Empire article, featured in their Empire Classics Alien Special:
Logan’s script would have seen the return of Prometheus’ Engineers, with that species’ survivors coming after the genocidal David. Setting-wise, Scott said it was obvious ‘We’re gonna actually go to the planet’. by which we assume he means LV-426.
I don't doubt that this will probably frustrate some Alien fans who have had enough of the Engineers, but I for one am all for this. Michael Fassenbender's David has been by far the most interesting aspect of Ridley Scott's two prequel films, and it only makes sense that the engineers would go after him, seeing as how he, you know, destroyed their whole planet and all. This would also mean that, for those of us who care, we'll finally get to know what happened on LV-426, and for those that don't, coming back full circle to the planet will likely mean Scott is finally done with the series, which at this point, might be for the better.
We'll see if this ever sees the light of day (Alien: Covenant wasn't exactly a mega-hit), but I for one want to see Scott finish what he started, for better or worse.
What do you all think of the latest news on Alien: Awakening?
By Matt Konopka