Monday, September 6, 2010

Alien Prequel in 3D

Alien Movie PrequelThere's a movie prequel to the Alien franchise ahead of us! Director Ridley Scott, who directed the first Alien movie, is working on a story of the origins of Alien. The story would actually be split into two movies. Director Ridley Scott revealed his plan a few months ago:

“As we speak, I’ve got a pile of pages next to me; it’s like the fourth draft. It’s a work in progress, but we’re not dreaming it up anymore. We know what the story is…It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair … Our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says “There’s been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?” I’m basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I’m explaining who the space jockeys were … [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.
Director Ridley Scott

And he recently confirmed the premise to The Independent:

"The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?"
Director Ridley Scott

From what I heard the Alien prequels will be shot in 3D.
Ridley Scott

Things are currently moving forward with the upcoming Alien prequels: Ridley Scott has been meeting with Actress Gemma Arterton for a starring role.

More information about the Alien prequel movies soon!