Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel is still going strong over at Fox even though we haven’t heard anything about it in a while. The latest creative rumblings have “Lost” writer Damon Lindelof as a possible candidate to pen the screenplay for the film. The news comes from Deadline and according to the site Lindelof has already met with the director and they’ve been discussing possible stories for the film.
Mike Fleming has been told that Lindelof has already closed a deal with the studio to write the script for the film that they hope Scott will direct. He is in fact the one who helmed the original 1979 installment, which became a huge cult and commercial success. The issue with this story is that Lindelof could have met with the director about Alien or another free-standing sci-fi project. There’s been no confirmation regarding what direction their partnership will go in.
At the moment, Lindelof is hard at work with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci with the Star Trek 2 script. Nothing personal but I don’t trust Damon Lindelof — or Carlton Cuse. Yep, it’s going back to that crappy last season of “Lost.” It’s been a couple of months and the bitterness is still there. Hopefully it will subside sooner than later.
Do you think Lindelof should write the Alien prequel?