Earlier it was reported that Fox had plans to remake the original Alien…and everyone furrowed their brows and asked “why?” Now, though, it seems the project has changed–into a prequel.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, Ridley Scott, the original film’s director, is attached to produce, and commercial/music video director Carl Rinsch is set to direct.
So…are we going to get the story of how the derelict spacecraft, marooned on LV-426, got infested with alien eggs? Fingers crossed.
As long as they keep it consistent with the tone and design of the original 1979 film, I’m onboard. Really, there’s very little reason to reinvent anything. Watch Scott’s sci-fi horror opus today, and it holds up remarkably well.