Ever since the announcement that Ridley Scott would be returning to the “Alien” franchise to direct a prequel to the series, fans assumed that the film would explore how the xenomorphs arrived on LV-426, the planet where the Nostromo first encountered the creatures and the setting of “Aliens” where the Weyland-Yutani corporation set up a terraforming colony that was mostly over-run with xenomorphs…mostly.
But in a recent interview, Scott says that he may be going further back and that “It’s a brand new box of tricks” which is good because it’s not like the stealth, strength, acid blood, and “generally unpleasant” demeanor were enough to destroy just about everything. Hit the jump for how Sir Ridley plans to shove an embryo down your throat this time.
Speaking with Empire, Scott had this to say about the prequel:
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” said Sir Ridley. “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 [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior.”
So what Scott is trying to tell us is that first contact with the xenomorphs may be around 2070. Suddenly, I’m not so worried about global warming.
But as is always the case with Scott, no one knows when the hell this movie would fall into his schedule. Presumably Fox is pushing hard for it but since it’s Ridley Scott there’s around a million projects the director could do next. Just last week we reported that Scott’s next film could be “Gucci” and possibly star Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio. With Scott, it’s rarely “either/or” but “spin a gigantic wheel”. Let’s see if it lands on the “Alien” prequel.