Any movie geek would absolutely love it if Ridley Scott came back to us a new 'Alien' film. All of a sudden there is talk that this is an actual possibility. How awesome would it be to have Scott come back and make a new 'Alien' film! The film is to be a prequel. It's such a fantastic scenario that I just don't think it will ever happen. But here is what FOX Co-chairman Tom Rothman had to say regarding this Alien Prequel.
"There's been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he's toying with the idea and that would be great for us. I mean, it's always been a matter of, really, if you can get the originator to do it that would be the greatest thing, so I've got my fingers crossed, all of them."
It doesn't sound like he has even talked to Ridley Scott about this. There's no doubt Rothman wants this to happen, but like the rest of us all he can do is hope and keep his fingers crossed. The question is, will Scott want to work with FOX? I know Scott has talked about making a prequel that would dive into the origins of the space jokey and the Aliens. There was even a point where James Cameron was writing up an origin story for a fifth Alien film, but he dropped it when he heard about Aliens Vs. Predator getting the green-light. Thats just another reason to hate the AVP movies. It killed the hope of another James Cameron version.
If Ridley Scott jumped on board to develop a new Alien film though, that would just be some of the best news ever. I'd really like to see it happen, but I wont hold my breath. What do you think are the chances of this happening?