Lost Writer Damon Lindelof Hired for Rewrites on Alien Prequel?

Could it be? One of the men responsible for the ever so flaccid ending of “Lost” is about to ply his trade by working on rewrites for Ridley Scott’s 3D Alien prequel? Steady yourselves, fans. Steady …

According to Deadline New York Damon Lindelof has taken his first big solo screenwriting job since concluding the ABC series, as he’s apparently closed a deal to do rewrites on 20th Century Fox’s next Alien film, which the studio hopes Ridley Scott will direct as his next assignment.

“In a development as vexing as a ‘Lost’ plotline, studio insiders said that while Lindelof indeed met with Scott and the studio for that rewrite job, the exchange of ideas between them sparked a take that could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film. The studio will decide when Lindelof turns it in,” Deadline adds.

Lord only knows what we’re in for. Just please don’t let the ending suck.

Lost Writer Damon Lindelof Hired for Rewrites on Alien Prequel?

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  • Sirand

    Whether your loved or hated the ending of Lost, it gave us six years of some of the most innovative television ever, so I’m totally down for Lindelof!

    • The Woman In Black

      Indeed! And I for one didn’t think the ending was that bad. Once some time passed and I could digest it all, it seemed just about perfect.

    • Vanvance1

      I admit I only got through 4 seasons… but wow… NOTHING HAPPENED.

      LOST was just that, a shallow group of characters in search of a story. I can’t believe so many people were fooled into believing there was anything resembling an over arching plot line or theme in this banal mess.

      I still remember the start of one of the DVD season (I think it was 4) where they encapsulated the first few seasons in a montage with a voice over. What they could have been saying was: Nothing really happened in season 1, 2 or 3… And we will continue with nothing happening now.

      To call Lost innovative or even good is to ignore the value of great writing as demonstrated in other shows.

      i.e. The Shield, Breaking Bad, Carnivale, Rome, Deadwood (first 2 seasons), Farscape (excepting some of the first and a little of the 2nd season).

      All shows with complex plot lines, themes and innovative writing.

      You won’t find that on the mainstream networks. If they see anything that clever they kill it (i.e. Fox with Firefly).

      • GJW

        I’m completely with you and agree with everything said. I lose interest quickly,and abandoned LOST slightly past halfway point…..Season 1. I stayed updated whether it be friends,clips,online,but never regained interest. Pretty much knew I was not missing anything.