Ridley Scott Possibly Eyeing ‘Alien’ Prequel?

Some interesting information comes out of the ‘Wolverine’ red carpet premiere.
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Ridley Scott Possibly Eyeing ‘Alien’ Prequel?

It seems that a new sci-fi prequel may indeed be gearing up for production. IESB was on the red-carpet of the Tempe, AZ premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the site caught up to Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman, who had some interesting things to say about a prequel film to Alien.

"There's been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he's toying with the idea and that would be great for us. I mean, it's always been a matter of, really, if you can get the originator to do it that would be the greatest thing, so I've got my fingers crossed, all of them."

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Alien was released May 25th, 1979.


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  • slysnide • 6 years ago

    he aint the originator. Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett are.

    and "X4: Origins: Wolverine" was premiered in Tempe, AZ??? Bizarre choice. I've been there countless times visiting relatives over the past 20yrs, and there's not much amazing about it.


    • instead8909 • 6 years ago

      What ever we say, Scott will just do a prequel if we like it or not.

      Personally, I've enjoyed every single film even the AVP films, I just think that there needs to be a better script and a better writer.

      The last Bond film was rushed, most action or horror films are rushed and that needs to stop. It's high time that Hollywood needs to get better at choosing directors, like actors.


      • illuminati • 6 years ago

        each installment of the franchise offered something creative and different. i liked ALL of them.

        ALIEN - the discovery

        ALIENS - the war

        ALIEN 3 - the survival, no weapons, just wits.

        ALIEN RESURRECTION - the hybrid. Hybrid of the creature,the android and the story. weakest of all but still entertaining.

        NO PREQUEL, just do a really good SEQUEL!


        • illuminati • 6 years ago

          ALIEN was the first of the series and the discovery of the creatures.

          What could a PREQUEL possibly have...the college life of the astronauts? LEAVE IT ALONE!

          ALIENS was one of the coolest franchises ever...and now thanks to ALIEN vs PREDATORS its' been shot to sh*t! Just leave it alone!


          • newkill200 • 6 years ago

            Ridley Scott needs to get bitch slapped for giving us that sh*tty Body of Lies. The director of the great Hannibal gives us Body of Lies. Really?


            • macca-paul-87 • 6 years ago

              its ridley scotts film he should bitch slap every1 involved in AVP-R for tryin 2 kill half of what he made!!! i would prefere 2 see a proper AVP movie than a new alien one, and with scott and guillermo del toro behind it, because with scotts origonality and del toros creativness that would b amazing. also with atleast a character that you don't wanna see die cos i was happy 2 see all those bad actors in AVP-R die slowly!!! ha

              what do you all think? let me know


              • the-gray • 6 years ago


                "Who do I have to f--- to get off this ship?"

                "Must be a chick thing."

                "Ripley? I thought you were dead."

                "Yeah, I get that a lot."


                • the-gray • 6 years ago

                  Just for the record...I did not think ALIEN 3 was that bad. I remember seeing it in the theater and, although not the rollercoaster ALIENS was, I found it different and creative. Some parts didn't flow well, though. Fincher was shooting with an unfinished script and it was his first job...I found the extended cut to be very interesting and revealing as it was a seriously compromised film. STILL, I'd prefer the Dark Horse story over it anyday. And don't get me started on that weird crap they call a fourth film. RESURRECTION was bizarre, disturbing, and annoying all wrapped up in one. Don't take a franchise like ALIEN and reduce it to computer effects, one-liners, and tongue-in-cheek humor.


                  • catwoman • 6 years ago

                    Could be cool.


                    • ed-wood • 6 years ago

                      It would be awesome for Scott to do another science fiction movie. It doesn't have to be Alien, but that works too.


                      • nitti21 • 6 years ago

                        At the moment it's only talk, so i'm not getting excited just yet.


                        • chronic • 6 years ago

                          I completely agree with both Gray & Film Critic.

                          You know there was once an article that Cameron & Scott were teaming up for Aliens 5.

                          I concur with Happyjack, i don't nesscearily believe that the Alien franchise needs a prequel, but heck we can't stop it if it goes through just pray it goes into pre-production hell like Aliens 5 did.

                          Nathan, you pull a good point. But either Scott or Cameron would fit this project. Cameron would probably try and make it big budget, like he has been doing with his 2 previous movies.

                          If it goes through, i see Scott either directing or some how on production side, probably a producer.

                          I doubt Cameron would since he has stated that Avatar could be the first of a trilogy, if its a success and then after Avatar he has stated he may be doing a film adaptation to Battle Angel Alita, which i would love to see Cameron's envisionment of it.

                          Best direction i would wants to see for this, if it gets off, a team-up between both directors. Possibly something like Cameron writing the script and Scott directing, and both producing so they can place their names above the title.

                          Ridley Scott & James Cameron Present.

                          Just thinking top of the head though


                          • phatalphd • 6 years ago

                            why are people obsessed with prequels. prequels can be just as bad as sequels.


                            • happyjack • 6 years ago



                              • drewski37 • 6 years ago

                                the best thing for this movie franchise, ridley scott is wonderful for it, but even better is makeing sure signourey weaver keeps her hoof out of it all together, i think that is what ruined the franchise in the first place after aliens......


                                • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                                  I think the should try to get Cameron. It would be a lot more action, and he would also bring a good plot.


                                  • jefferson • 6 years ago

                                    ps2fatass has correctly articulated the essence of this topic for me as well.


                                    • ps2fatboy • 6 years ago

                                      a prequal i think be nice with ridley on board should atleast be original hope it all goes well as alien is one of me favs ,


                                      • luca-frontino • 6 years ago

                                        The only way to interest me is to set the movie only in alien worlds, all envisioned by Giger.

                                        Another option is to make AVP3 based off on the first videogame, so with THE F*CKING COLONIAL MARINES THAT WE'RE NOT SEEING FROM THE F*CKING 80'S!!!


                                        • zanyzap • 6 years ago



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