Lindelof Doing Rewrites on Alien Prequel?


Deadline is reporting that “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof has signed on to do rewrites on director Ridley Scott’s Untitled Alien Prequel.

It will be his first solo writing gig since “Lost,” an opportunity he jumped at (according to Mike Fleming’s sources) because Scott’s 1979 space thriller was such a huge influence on him, although Lindelof is also currently writing the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, following their collaboration on Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.

The Deadline piece goes onto report that this prequel isn’t necessarily going to be Scott’s next movie, as he has a couple other options including Gucci, which may team Scott with Angelina Jolie as Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s The Passage, or The Wolf of Wall Street, which would reteam Scott with Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese producing.