Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alien Sequel "A Brand New Box of Tricks" According to Ridley Scott

Hell yes! Ridley Scott, the man who crafted one of the best Sci-Fi pictures of all time, Alien, is returning to the franchise to direct a prequel to his original film. Regarding the flick, Scott said, "It's a brand new box of tricks. We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It's very difficult to put a year on Alien, but if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior."

It's not much, but he seems excited. You can read the whole article here, but I pretty much covered everything.

If you're in the mood for some intelligent rumination on Aliens, war, and the apocalypse check out an excellent post entitled "Express Elevator to Hell: Aliens as Apocalyptic Literature" over at The Action Effect. It's good stuff.

Note: My exclamation at the beginning of this post was more in reference to Ridley Scott talking about another Alien movie. If he had just walked by, turned and looked into a camera and said "Alien," I would have undoubtedly written a very similar post with the same opening.