Wait, Fox wants to make a good Alien movie now? It certainly would seem so if today’s announcement is any indication.
Last week, it was reported that Fox is looking into chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Space Jockey with their upcoming Alien prequel. Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch was said to be in talks to direct and things seemed to be moving forward nicely …
But today, The Playlist nabbed word that Fox still wants another Alien, but only with Ridley Scott at the helm. Sources at Fox tell EW the studio is not “interested in green lighting the project unless Scott directs himself.”
It seems like a good move on the part of Fox. Not only will it take a filmmaker with some vision and integrity to get the series back on track, but it will help to have a director who isn’t easily bullied by the studio. With Ridley at the helm, it seems like this is our best chance to get another solid Alien movie into theaters.
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