The news that Ridley Scott was producing an Alien prequel hit the Internet with a thud a few months back. But Fox has recently announced he will not only be producing … but directing! The film will be written by Jon Spaights. Spaights has no produced credits, but his Sci-Fi script The Passengers impressed Fox enough to offer him a chance to pitch, and the pitch won him the gig.
No news yet on plot details. And fan reactions seems mixed on the idea of reviving the “Space Jockey” idea. We’re not so sure about that either. But Ridley returning to Sci-Fi is good news!