Ridley Scott Talks Alien Prequel

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The proposed Alien prequel is moving forward with director Ridley Scott at the helm. Scott, who also directed the original 1979 classic, recently dished out some interesting details about the new movie.

“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” says Scott. “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.”

With Scott back at the helm of the franchise, the Alien franchise can finally look forward to a return to genuine quality, however, Scott has never been big on sequels.

“I never thought I’d look forward to a sequel,” said Sir Ridley. “But a prequel is kind of interesting. I’m looking forward to doing that.”

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