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Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel

It felt so good to type that I think I’ll do it again. Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel. Now in bold — Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel. Now in bold and caps. RIDLEY SCOTT TO DIRECT ALIEN PREQUEL! On Earth everyone can hear fans breathe a sigh of relief.

Variety reports that 20th Century Fox (bless its heart) has hired Jon Spaihts to write an Alien prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director.

Though details are sparse at the moment, I’m sure I speak for fans everywhere when I say — FUCK YES! Take that, Strause Brothers and your ill-working lighting rig! In your ass, Paul Anderson with your paper-thin storylines and your non-existent directorial chops! Your contributions to the years of collectively raping our dreams have come to an end. Mark my words; the Xenomorphs will be back with a vengeance!

Ridley Scott to Direct Alien Prequel

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  • Sirand

    I don’t see a “space jockey” movie in this prequel. However, you could tell a GREAT prequel involving the origins of the company and their initial discovery/fascination with the creature.

  • Mr. Gray

    It really depends on what kind of prequel we’re talking about. I’m not too keen on telling the story of the space jockey, but if it’s only a prequel because it takes place before Alien, that’s fine by me.

  • The Buz

    If I may quote Patton Oswalt.

    “Let’s imagine I just ran into George Lucas in 1992:

    “Oh my god! You’re George Lucas! I just want to say you’re amazing, I love you! Star Wars is awesome. Just.. thank you.”

    “Well, you say you like Star Wars? You know I’m about to start working on some prequels.”

    “Wait, you mean, you’re gonna do Chapters One through Three? Oh my god! YES! I’ve been waiting so long for this!”

    “So, do you like Darth Vader?”

    “Do I like Darth Vader? Oh god I LOVE Darth Vader! With the cape and the mask and the lightsaber? He’s a badass!”

    “Well, in the first movie you get to see him as a little kid.”

    “I… what? Wait, you mean he’s like Damien in the Omen, right? He’s going around killing people with his mind and stuff right?”

    “Well, no he’s just a little kid and he gets taken away from his mommy and he’s very sad.”

    “Yeah, well…I kind of like the helmet and the cape and the sword, you know?”

    “Well don’t worry about that because guess who’s in the second movie? Boba Fett!”

    “Holy shit! Boba Fett?! That’s even better than Darth! With the suit of armor and that helmet and the cool ship? He’s a badass bounty hunter!”

    “Yeah, and in the second movie, you get to see him as a little kid!”

    “Wait.. what? So you mean he’s got the helmet on and he’s shooting people and stuff, right?”

    “No, he’s just a little kid and his daddy dies and he’s very sad.”

    “Oh. Well, I kind of just like where he’s a bounty hunter and he’s shooting people and stuff.”

    “Well, don’t worry about any of that because guess what’s in the third movie… the Death Star!”

    “Oh my fucking god, the Dea… wait a minute. What is it doing?”

    “Well, it’s just being built and Darth Vader is looking at it.”

    “I kind of just like it when it’s done and it’s blowing up planets and stuff. I don’t really care how they put the air conditioning and the toilets in, you know?”

    “You seem very sad.”

    “Yes, you’re right. I don’t give a fuck about any of that stuff. That sounds… horrible! I would never go see that.”

    “Would you like a dish of ice cream?”

    “Why, yes I would l like some ice cream. That would be very nice!”

    “Well here’s a big sack of rock salt!”

    “What? You said I’d be getting ice cream?”

    “Well, when you add the cream and sugar and ice and do a little mixing and then presto, you have ice cream!”

    “I DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHERE THE STUFF I LOVE COMES FROM! I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE! Hey, do you love Angelina Jolie? Does she give you a big boner? Well then here’s Jon Voight’s ballsack! That’s right! The sweaty, pink ballsack she swam out of. Now jerk off to that, you lucky so and so!”

  • AriesofPitt

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Floydian Trip

    Holy fucking shit! There is a God. I cannot believe it. Ridley, I love you man! FOX, I kind of like you too. Holy shit. This is the best news ever in the history of horror films.

  • Rottenjesus

    No offense Ridley, but what about doing ALIEN 5 instead of an unnecessary prequel?

  • The Butcher

    Oh man. Hopes are high now.

    Must.
    Control.
    Expectations.

    I’ve been combing over the original ALIEN and ALIEN III lately.

  • Chainsaw

    Awesome! Now let’s hope the material he gets back is actually a ripping story. Nothing could sink this faster that a turd of a script.

  • DavidFullam

    Looks like the prequel has a chance!

  • nonserviam03

    Hmm… It’s been about 30 years since Alien, so I don’t except Ridley Scott to be able to do the same type of movie he did last time, since people do change in 30 years.

    All I’m saying is, don’t get ahead of yourself just yet.

    • Gus Bjork

      It’s no guarentee it’s going to be a great or even good movie but he’s established and there no arguement that he is more than capable of making great film. Maybe this all boils down to a paycheck for him and he makes a passionless and forgetable entry. But what if, with 30 years more to mature, we get a film even better than the original? Getting a high off the potential for greatness is what this is about.

  • Mr. Gray

    In cyberspace, no one can see my tears of joy.

  • The Unknown Murderer

    I’m glad you said that over and over, UC, because it’s so unbelievable that it wasn’t quite sinking into my brain. I just wasn’t comprehending it.

    Aaah, there it is.

    YES!

  • rexhonk

    Now I’m a beliver…

  • PelusaMG

    Oh Christ – where’s my box of Kleenex?

  • Sirand

    Common, meet sense.

    I hope Scott knocks this one outta the park. At least there’s nowhere else to go but up.

  • Cash Bailey

    Oh dear, I think I just disgraced my pants…