For years there has been talk of another Alien movie happening, one that would probably be a prequel. Ridley Scott had even expressed interest in coming back to direct another installment, and Sigourney Weaver said she would do it if the right people were involved. Well now that Fox is set to reboot the Predator franchise with the help of Robert Rodriguez, it seems that they may be getting the ball rolling with Alien 5 again. Here’s the thing though: according to Bloody Disgusting, they may no longer be pursuing a prequel or sequel, but rather a full-blown reboot.
A tipster has informed BD that Ridley Scott will be involved in the project, but as a producer only, along with Michael Costigan (American Gangster, Brokeback Mountain) and Tony Scott. If this rumour is to be believed, it appears that a first-time director will be the one taking the helm instead: a guy by the name of Carl Rinsch. He’s another music video and commercial director with a lot of FX experience (not unlike Neill Blomkamp), who works for Ridley Scott’s production company. /Film managed to dig up a bunch of his commercials, one of which I have embedded below. At this point, I would take this rumour with a grain of salt, but still… is this the right direction for them to take the Alien franchise in? I have a bad feeling about this, and I am guessing I’m not alone.