How excited would you be to find out that Ridley Scott was making a new Alien movie? Yeah, us too. Unfortunately, we’re not quite there yet, but be patient.
This is one of those stories that is so far from happening, that you really have to take it as lightly as possible and just hope and pray it becomes a reality. On the heels of the announcement that Robert Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios would be producing a reboot entitled Predators, it is being reported that Mr. Scott might just be pondering his involvement in a new Alien prequel.
IESB got a hold of Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman and asked him what was going on. Rothman replied:
There’s been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he’s toying with the idea and that would be great for us. I mean, it’s always been a matter of, really, if you can get the originator to do it that would be the greatest thing, so I’ve got my fingers crossed, all of them.
If you recall, this isn’t the first time that a new Alien movie have been discussed. A while back Sigourney Weaver spoke about how her and Scott had discussed it, and how the making of Alien vs. Predator likely killed the chances for more movies. Feel free to head over and refresh yourself on Weaver’s thoughts on the possibilities here: Sigourney Weaver Talks ‘Ghostbusters 3’ & Possibly ‘Alien 5’.
Obviously, if Ridley Scott comes up with a great prequel story, then Weaver is hard to work into it, but just Ridley Scott making an Alien movie with anyone else on this planet is big-time exciting.
Be sure to head over to IESB to watch a video of the interview, which also covers talks of more X-Men, Daredevil, and why Avatar is the reason you have to be at Comic Con this year.