Alien Prequel CONFIRMED

Alien Prequel CONFIRMEDJust a couple of days ago chatter started surfacing about a possible Alien prequel or remake and today … confirmation has come.

Website Collider sat down with Tony Scott and he confirmed that Carl Rinsch is directing the Alien reboot for Fox, and the film will be a prequel.

Well, at the very least it’s not a remake, right? Cameras are likely set to roll by the end of the year. How about instead of being snarky or exploding with venom we just sit here for a moment in stunned silence. That would be good. Yes. Silence. It’s golden, ya know.

*heads up to the roof in a fit of rage with two pistols and begins firing shots into the air Yosemite Sam style*

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  • captainobvious

    a prequel to ellen ripley? she never encountered the alien until alien. the prequel could only be about one thing alien and that is the space jockey and how it got there


  • Carrion Filth

    What is the world coming to…if this movie can and does pull it off it might be for the best but if they go in an start changing everything around then it will be a complete bomb like so many others that have come before it now.I think that it time for a moment of silence just to remember the good old days of this genra.

    • Gus Bjork

      If you’re talking about remakes and sequels can you remind me when the good old days of this genre were?

  • DeTuinman

    Could be something cool…

    Ridley Scott has said many times that he would like to explore the Alien race and the Space Jokey, why the derelict ship crashed, the purpose of it, what are the Aliens, etc…

    If they take that route it could be worth something.
    If it’s Aliens chasing people in tight corridors, then I’ll skip it.

    The mind is like a parachute…it only works when it is open.

  • PelusaMG

    This is wonderful news, and I am very excited that this famed series is being given a new lease of life. Thank God Tony Scott is involved, as we need someone to make sure this (hopefully) remake will have some pazazz! I am also hoping, no praying, that they will give the classic Alien design a modern twist, utlilising the very best in CGI and green screen motion capture to do this, rather than practical effects. I have every faith in the studio that their choice of a music video director will mean we do not have to endure labored shots or dialogue-driven scenes. What we need this film to do is to cut to the chase – get the Aliens on screen and killing their prey in the first 5 minutes. This is going to be great, and all you doubting Thomas’ who think this film is going to suck, I HATE YOU!

    • Gus Bjork

      My sarcasm detection meter’s going through the roof!

      Something cool could come from this. Once we start seeing the cast come together I think we’ll know where it’s going. I’m hopeful we’ll see a cast of grown-ups, experienced character actors. But I’m guessing it’s going to be a slew of interchangable pretty faces.

      • Spaceshark

        I cast ZAC EFRON as Space Jockey. It will be a musical unlike any other! But he’ll survive though, ‘cuz he’s really cute.

      • PelusaMG



    Uncle Creepy don’t like the “P” word don’t say it!

  • SauceyJack

    It’s a prequel, so it’s probably going to be about Ellen Ripley’s early years in Jr College. Damn straight, I can’t wait.

  • Spaceshark

    I will go out and have a threeway to quell my blind rage.

  • Rorschach

    So who’s going to be playing the “new” Ripley? Ellen Page? Michelle Rodriguez? John Cena? ;D

  • DavidFullam

    A prequel? So it’s going to be about the spaceship with the vaginal orifice and the big, dead space jockey?

  • MagusMaleficus

    TONY Scott? Oh, goddammit…

  • doubleh55

    Let’s face it, this is a remake. It’s going to feature a group of people in a ship who find a pod and then get killed one by one. Unless they try to convince us of some bullshit how humans created the alien.

  • jaw1128

    This is just a thought, but… if they’re going to do a prequel, instead of doing a prequel to the original, maybe they should do a prequel to Aliens, which would show the gory details of what happened people in the colony.

  • andysdoom

    Well at least we know that if it’s a prequel and not a remake, they can’t change the Alien designs…and now maybe we will find out what that “thing” was driving the ship.

  • Floydian Trip

    I don’t know a big time director would be needed to make this movie good. As much as I’m looking forward to The Hobbit I’d rather see Del Toro do this. Maybe Peter Jackson is sitting around with nothing to do. It really can’t get any worse for the franchise but it’d be so awesome to get a really kickass movie out of this.

  • Bone Daddy

    Prequel? It does have possibilities that may appease fans and cursory enthusiasts.

  • Floydian Trip

    Damn, I missed that entirely. So this guy has directed 2 movies that I’ve never heard of and hasn’t done anything in several years according to IMDB. It could get ugly.

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    I really wish Ridley Scott was directing this but this could turn out ok. There are way too many instances in which genre fans get up in arms for nothing. I don’t think it will be any worse than Resurrection and AvP.

  • The Woman In Black

    I’m hoping that maybe it’ll be similar to The Thing prequel. That one hasn’t seemed so bad based on early reports, and I definitely hold the Carpenter version in as high esteem as I do Alien, so maybe there’s hope …

    Hey, a girl can dream, right?

  • Floydian Trip

    Is there a director?

    • Uncle Creepy

      Um … did you read the story or were you just blinded by rage? LOL

  • Kane86

    (sits in silence stunned and shocked)

  • Minion

    Well we all know what this means. It’s petition time.

    • The Unknown Murderer

      No, no petitions. Because if a successful boycott happened (as if) and the prequel wasn’t made, then a remake WOULD happen.

      My cold sweats have finally broken. Think I’ll go lie down now…