Prometheus 2 - Alien: Covenant - due in 2017
so, Ridley Scott is finally making a sequel to Prometheus i.e. stealers of the Gods' fire... the supposed prequel to his seminal slasher-in-space film of 1979, Alien.
Prometheus 2 has gone through a handful of rewriters and a series of pre-production renames (that we know of) it was first called Prometheus 2: Paradise then it was called Alien: Paradise Lost then recently got re-announced to Alien: Covenant.
(Alien: Covenant) will tie into the overall Alien movie universe, and is considered the second chapter in a prequel trilogy. In the film, the crew of the colony ship Covenant is bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. [source MOVIEWEB]
From this synopsis, it's possible that this film will actually be what the original Prometheus should have been i.e. the story of the how and why of Alien (1979), except that it won't be.
Prometheus ensured that the concept of the elephantine Space Trucker from Alien who flew, and soft-landed, the Derelict to the wind-blasted landscape of LV-426 has been relegated to some 'animated space suit interface' for a blue giant humanoid and the Alien eggs i.e. facehugger-containing cargo has been transformed into urns of black goo. Also, the whole franchise has been de-Giger'd in such a ferocious way as it tries to pander to the AVP teen-demographic.