Ridley Scott Talks Ever So Briefly About the Alien Prequel
It was officially confirmed back at the end of July that the creator of the Alien franchise, Sir Ridley Scott himself, would be returning to direct the prequel (at some point in the future). Since then, Scott has become attached to so many other projects, that I'm just not sure when he'll find the time to return to outer space. Empire recently caught up with the director and jumped at the opportunity to talk to him about the prequel and why he decided to return to this series. "I never thought I'd look forward to a sequel." Sir Ridley said. "But a prequel is kind of interesting. I'm looking forward to doing that." But that's not all he said - read on!
"It's a brand new box of tricks," Sir Ridley told Empire. "We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It's very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior."
So I'm guessing in an attempt to uncover more about the story, the one question Empire asked was when this would be set. They also add that it seems like instead of going back and looking at how those first aliens they find on the ship were killed, they've "decided to reboot the story in an attempt to give it a human focus." That makes sense and is, despite what others may think, necessary for any Alien movie to work. It's exactly why all the first two worked so damn well. I'm glad to hear that Sir Ridley is enthusiastic about taking this on and I'm even more curious to know what the story is about after this little hint. Any ideas?