Ridley Scott: Alien Prequels Dark & Nasty


“We are talking about gods and engineers.”

Ridley Scott spoke with the Independent about the two 3D Alien prequels he’s in development on. The last we heard about the projects, Damon Lindoff of Lost as going to do a pass on the scripts.

Here’s an excerpt from the Independent’s article which reveals some of the questions the prequels will answer:

“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?”

Source: Independent