We have talked about this Alien prequel a few times already and the last thing we heard was that commercial director Carl Rinsch was attached to direct, then it came out that Fox had no interest in green lighting the project unless Ridley Scott stepped in to direct it, now today we have word the yes indeed, Ridley Scott has returned to direct this new Alien Prequel! So how freakin fantastic is that! Of course if there was going to be another Alien film made wouldn't it just be the ideal dream to have the guy that started it all come back to direct? Hell yeah it is! And the best part is the dream came true!
There have been 3 other Alien films made since Ridley's first Alien hit theaters in 1979. This new film takes place before the event's of the first 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.
Maybe Ridley found a great story to tell here and is really excited to take on the project himself, or maybe fox drove a dump truck full off money up to his house, or maybe they made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Whatever the reason is, I'm glad he's attached to direct another Alien film. This is going to end up being a great Alien film... finally we will get another good one!
What do you think?