It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien film which categorically will be a prequel, not a sequel. If that wasn’t monumental enough we’ve got some new info that claims the film will be released in 3D, which can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.
Over at the UK website Shadow Locked, they released the latest Alien news via an interview with art director Roger Christian. They asked him about the creative direction Scott was looking to take for the next film. He went on to leak info about a the movie being in 3D as well as…brace yourselves, a possible prequel trilogy! We might have another three Alien films on our hands that will take place before the events in the original. Will it be like the second Star Wars Trilogy? God, I hope not.
Here’s what Christian had to say, “Ridley’s doing the next Alien in 3D. Ridley told me some of his ideas when we were here in Toronto. He has a very clear understanding of where this should go. They kind of stopped dead one of the greatest horror franchises there’s ever been, and it had legs to go on. So I’m hoping he’ll revive another three. The world certainly wants it, and the fans want it – everybody.”
Christian did confirm that he and Scott had a meeting but gave no official word on whether or not he’d be working on the new movie. I loved the original Alien series, wait back up, I loved the first three definitely not counting Alien vs. Predator. But I’m not sure if I want to see another trilogy. We don’t necessarily even need the prequel so to make another three would be pushing it.
Do you think there’s enough Alien story to cover a new trilogy? Do you think they should make a 3D prequel?