Ridley Scott Spills the Beans On Alien Prequel

Source: MTV, Coming Soon

Alien prequel talk has been resurfacing all over the internet, and as the fans have been chatting away so has Director Ridley Scott, and according to him its official! MTV recently interviewed Scott on the upcoming prequel details.

“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair … Our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says “There’s been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?” I’m basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I’m explaining who the space jockeys were … [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.”

Scott has said that he will approach the original Alien designer H.R Giger for some fresh ideas, saying that “The alien in a sense, as a shape, is worn out.
So far its sounding good, and with news that the script is being finalized we can hope for a speedy production. Also with the release of the Fox Blu-ray release of The Alien Anthology coming at the end of this year, we can apparently look forward to a “sneak preview”.

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