Well here’s a pretty huge announcement that I don’t think many people saw coming. There has been talk of Ridley Scott returning to the Alien franchise for many, many years, but it always seemed like a bit of a pipe dream. Most recently, there were rumours that up-and-comer Carl Rinsch would be taking on an Alien prequel, with Ridley Scott on board as a producer. It seemed like the most logical step given that each previous Alien film has been handed off to a talented young director, but alas, it seems that Fox wasn’t so keep on the idea. Instead, Fox has finally won out and managed to convince their number one choice to step into the director’s chair after all: Ridley Scott!
Variety reports that Scott has indeed signed on to direct an Alien prequel, with Jon Spaihts (Passengers) writing the script. It’s looking like this may be Scott’s next film after Robin Hood, but that has yet to be confirmed. So what do you think, is this a good idea? I am guessing most people will be pretty excited to have Scott back at the helm, but there is a question of whether or not the aliens really need an origin story. All I know is it certainly can’t be worse than the Alien vs Predator films. Thoughts?