Damon Lindelof to Rewrite Ridley Scott’s ALIEN Prequel?

     July 28, 2010

Well here’s some interesting news.  Deadline is reporting that Lost writer/executive producer Damon Lindelof has been hired to rewrite Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel.  Lindelof reportedly met with Scott and 20th Century Fox to talk about the gig, but also ended up sparking a discussion that “could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film.”  The studio will decide once Lindelof turns in his script.  However, Deadline doesn’t say whether or not this means Lindelof is writing the prequel, is writing an Alien script that could be adapted into a stand-alone sci-fi film, or penning the Alien prequel and a stand-alone sci-fi movie.

Lindelof is also hard at work writing Star Trek 2 with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.  As for Scott, he hasn’t confirmed that the Alien prequel (which would actually be two 3D movies) will be his next projects.  Hit the jump for all the other potential films on Scott’s plate.

Scott has a multitude of projects that he could make into his next movie.  He’s got The Wolf of Wall Street, which might re-team him with Leonardo DiCaprio; an adaptation of the board game Monopoly, a Gucci biopic with Angelina Jolie as the female lead, an remake of the Red Riding Trilogy, the vampire flick The Passage, and an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. So if the Alien prequels don’t come up next, it’s not like Scott’s going to be lounging around the house playing XBox 360 all day (although, if he did, I’m sure it would inspire him to take on yet another movie).

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