Ridley Scott Talks Alien Prequel
Apart from James Cameron (who is a bit busy at the moment) no director has been able to take the premise of face-huggers and chest-bursters to the level the Alien director achieved.
So everyone was obviously very interested to hear him talk about his plans for the upcoming project – and interestingly enough, it’s not set when you think it is…
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” Sir Ridley told Empire magazine. “We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper.
“The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but (for example) if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior.”
This might come as a surprise to many fans who might have expected to find out how ET’s angry relations came to be on LV-426 in the first place.
But it looks like th new film will have a more human focus.
In Ridley we trust.