Forthcoming film is to be named 'Paradise'

New details on Ridley Scott‘s two-part Alien prequel have emerged.

Nymag.com reports that the prequel will be titled Paradise.

The plot will centre on a group of astronauts who encounter an alien before it makes its way onto their Nostromo spaceship. An earlier version of the Bishop android is set to appear, suggesting a return to the role by Lance Henriksen.

It is claimed that the director is looking for Inglourious Basterds star Michael Fassbender and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘s Michelle Yeoh to star alongside Noomi Rapace in the lead role.

The release dates of the 3D prequels will not be moving from 2013 to 2014, as has recently been suggested.