Ridley Scott Confirms New ‘Alien’ Movie Will Be A Prequel

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 26 Apr 2010 Comments: 0

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The Alien "Space Jockey" Will Be Revealed

While Ridley Scott was out doing the promo tour for his Robin Hood, coming out later this summer, he talked to MTV.com about his upcoming Alien prequel. Scott was both creator of the Alien franchise and director of both the first movie and the coming prequel.

First good news is that Scott said “There’s no question about it, we’re going to make the film.” Awesome!

Scott Told MTV.com “It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley.” She was the most badass female lead of all time.

He added, “It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. Remember that?”

I definitely remember that!

Scott also explained “[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.”

Like Wrath of Khan? That WAS the best of those films.

And will he incorporated the less than steller Alien Vs. Predator films? “Yeah, the thing about “Alien vs. Predator” is, I know it’s commerce, but what a pity. I think, therefore, I have to design — or redesign — earlier versions of what these elements are that led to the thing you finally see in “Alien,” which is the thing that catapults out of the egg, the face-hugger.”

A lot of good news in there. And I’m getting all excited. Look for a late 2011 or a summer 2012 release.

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