Sep 25, 2015 06:29 PM EDT

Michael Fassbender's 'Prometheus' Sequel Officially Called 'Alien: Paradise Lost'

The Michael Fassbender starrer "Prometheus" sequel title has been officially confirmed to be called as "Alien: Paradise Lost."

"Prometheus" director Ridley Scott has announced that shooting for "Alien: Paradise Lost" will commence by the first quarter of 2016. Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as the android David. Joining him is Noomi Rapace who's returning as the human scientist Elizabeth Shaw.

While promoting his latest sci-fi movie "The Martian," Ridley Scott told Hey U Guys that his "Prometheus" sequel will be officially called "Alien: Paradise Lost." "Paradise" is the rough equivalent of the word for the home of the Engineers as Michael Fassbender's David disclosed to Elizabeth in one of "Prometheus" extended/deleted scene. The director added it is also a reference to the massive poem by John Milton with the same title noting that the "Prometheus" sequel has a narrative similar to that of Milton's interpretation of the biblical "Fall of Man" story.

According to Screen Rant, the "Prometheus" script drafted by Damon Lindelof and the earlier screenplay outline of Jon Spaihts with the title "Alien: Engineers" both included overt religious analogy and dealt with the topic regarding the process of creation, as well as the idea of 'God.' Plans of making Jesus Christ an Engineer were dropped but "Alien: Paradise Lost" will follow the same theme direction and will delve into Milton's interpretation of the expulsion of Adam and Eve by God in the Garden of Eden.

Michael Fassbender's "Prometheus" was originally thought to have a release date of March 2016 but Ridley Scott decided to take on the Andy Weir best-selling science fiction novel called "The Martian." Nevertheless, "Alien: Paradise Lost" will continue in January with David and Elizabeth heading to the Engineers' homeworld to question them as to why they create humans and then made efforts to eradicate them, as per

"Alien: Paradise Lost," Michael Fassbender's "Prometheus" sequel, will hit cinemas on May 30, 2017.

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