Ridley Scott directing Alien prequel?

Movie News | Jul 31st, 2009

Believe it or not, I haven’t seen the majority of Alien movies. I’ve seen most of Alien 3, which I know isn’t the best one. I have them in my Netflix queue and I’m ready to watch them soon. I just never got around to seeing them and they look might scary too! Hell, I’m even scared of the Great Movie Ride in MGM Studios in Orlando! I’m a puss, what can I say. Anyway, 20th Century Fox has hired Jon Spaihts to write a prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director. Since I love the work of Ridley Scott, I’ll definitely see this when I see the other films first.

Variety reports on the story, read more about the news at the link below:

Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

The deal gives Fox another chance to keep the “Alien” franchise alive. There were three sequels to Scott’s original, but it is the first time the director has set his mind on directing one.


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