Ridley Scott confirms new ‘Alien’ horror film in the works
Ridley Scott has signed on to direct one more Alien film.
The director confirmed that a new film was in the works, that will carry on the alien space horror franchise. However, he said that the new film will not carry on the prequel universe as depicted in 2012’s Prometheus and 2017’s Alien: Covenant.
"We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with Prometheus and Covenant," Scott said to Forbes.
"Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because Prometheus woke it up very well. But you know, you're asking fundamental questions like, 'Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?' That's always the fundamental question."
There is little more information about the new Alien film, save for the fact that Scott is attached. However, one nugget of good news is that it’s expected to include iconic character Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).
The first Alien film was released back in 1979. It received three sequels, followed by two prequel movies.
Most recently, Scott has been directing Raised by Wolves – a new HBO Max series involving androids raising human children on a mysterious planet.