Tony Scott has confirmed that 20th Century Fox is going to be producing a prequel to his brother Ridley’s classic Alien. Originally SciFiNow reported that Carl Rinsch would be helming a direct remake of Scott’s sci-fi horror, but this has since been dispelled following an interview with Collider in which Tony Scott said the following:
“Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.” Before going on to say, “I’m excited because Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family.”
When quizzed about a possible shooting date for this prequel Scott was positive that this would commence by “hopefully the end of the year”.
Alien was a huge hit on its release in 1979. It launched a major franchise for Fox, made a star out of Sigourney Weaver and once and for all proved to audiences that the outer reaches of space could, in fact, be terrifying. SciFiNow will keep you updated on this prequel as it goes through its development phases.