Ridley Scott Talks Alien Prequels
We're so ready for the Alien franchise to get back on its feet again. Thankfully the director challenged with making that happen is the great Ridley Scott, who just spoke a bit about what to expect from his two upcoming 3D prequels.
From an article in the Independent:
"You can sense the competitor in Scott, desperate to put his stamp back on the film series that launched him. "Jim's raised the bar, and I've got to jump to it," he says, in a friendly jibe at Cameron. "He's not going to get away with it."
Set 30 years before the 1979 original, so with no room for Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, the prequels will explore the origins of the deadly aliens. "The film will be really tough, really nasty," he notes. "It's the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
Dark and nasty? Music to our ears!
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