Ridley Scott WILL Direct ‘Alien’ Prequel!

You heard me right; Ridley Scott (the Oscar-nominated director of Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and Thelma and Louise) will direct the prequel to his 1979 blockbuster Alien, finally setting the rumors straight. Variety said this, but no word yet on the story for the movie. The only other confirmed news is that Tony Scott (Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3) will produce with Ridley Scott and Jon Spaihts, who most recently wrote Passengers, is scribing the screenplay. The movie is aiming for a 2011 release.

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