Ridley Scott is aware that sci-fi fans everywhere are dying to know what’s going to happen with the pending prequel to Alien. The last time we heard, both he and brother Tony Scott were going to produce the film via their Scott Free banner, and were actively looking for a director. Some people even stated that Ridley himself might once again step into the director’s chair. Over at Empire, they caught up with the man in question to discuss what’s really going with Alien.
Scott declared that the next Alien film will be a whole new ball game in terms of anything we’ve seen before in the series.
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” said Sir Ridley. “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.”
I’m confused already. Here we go with the time line stuff, which always causes some confusion when doing a prequel within a well established franchise. It almost seems out of character for someone of his caliber to return to something that’s been through so many hands over the past 30 years. What made him come back?
“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.”
There you have it. Turn a “s” to a “pr” and you can get Scott on board with anything.
What do you think about the time line for the Alien prequel?