Ridley Scott reveals when he’ll shoot Alien: Covenant’s sequel

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Alien: Covenant director Ridley Scott has already announced his intentions to make more Alien films and now he’s revealed when he’ll start shooting the next one. Scott told IGN that he expects to begin filming the sequel to Alien: Covenant within the next “14 months”:

“We’re writing [a sequel] now, as we speak. I’ll be filming that within 14 months. [The story’s left “wide open” [and] that’s why I’m doing it. If the sequel’s good, then it’s worthwhile.”

He then spoke of Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 movie which he was set to produce, but the project now looks doomed:

“They wanted to do Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Awakening –  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.”

Alien: Covenant arrives in US theaters on May 19th. See its trailer below in the meantime:

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