Friday 24 November 2017

Ridley Scott to make Alien prequels

Ridley Scott plans to make two Alien prequels
Ridley Scott plans to make two Alien prequels

Ridley Scott has revealed he plans to make two Alien prequels in 3-D.

The award-winning director - whose adaptation of Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe will be released shortly - told "It'll be two - it'll be prequel one and two - at the moment I'm just trying to get the first one out."

He added: "We're on the fourth draft. It's alright; it's pretty good... Of course, it'll be 3-D."

The director also spoke to MTV about the plot for the prequel.

He revealed: "It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle - there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. Remember that?

"The main character [in the prequel] will be a woman, yeah. We're thinking it could go down that route, yeah. When I started the original Alien, Ripley wasn't a woman, it was a guy. During casting, we thought, 'Why don't we make it a woman?'

"[The film] is about the discussion of terraforming -- taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life."

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