Friday, July 31, 2009

Ridley Scott Returns To 'Alien'

Variety are confirming that Twentieth Century Fox has hired Ridley Scott to direct the 'Alien' prequel with Jon Spaihts to pen the film. The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed.

It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.