Friday, July 31, 2009

Ridley Scott to direct Alien prequel…Unfortunately!!

Director Sir Ridley Scott is reportedly set to direct a prequel to his classic sci-fi film “Alien”. Trade newspaper Variety said the veteran director would return to the series for the first time since he directed the original film in 1979. Rumor has it the prequel will reveal what happened to the marooned ship found by the crew of the Nostromo in the original.

Two things worry me about this project: 1) Scott hasn’t directed a sci-fi film since he made “Blade Runner” WAY back in 1982, and as far as I’m concerned, that was also his last decent film. 2) The prequel is being written by Jon Spaihts, someone who has absolutely no credits to his name (according to IMDB).

Time will only tell whether or not this ends up being a worthwhile project, but right now I'm thinking it might be a HUGE mistake letting either man anywhere near this project.

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