New Alien Movie Confirmed as a Prequel.

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Frosty from Collider cornered producer Tony Scott at the “Taking of Pelham 123” junket and asked him point-blank what the deal is with this new “Alien” film. According to Scott, who will produce alongside brother Ridley, the film is actually a prequel to the 1979 film. Phew! Still could be tripe, but atleast there won’t be a need to recast Ripley! More info here

You can forget about Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott reuniting for another ‘’Alien’’ movie. Same with James Cameron. He’s not going to go there either. In fact, the next time you-don’t-hear-someone-scream-in-space, you’ll feel a sense of unsolicited deja vu.

Bloody Disgusting has learnt that – and it pains me to even type this – a remake of Scott’s “Alien” is in the works.

Am I surprised? No. Am I saddened? Fuck yeah!

Scott’s flick may be some thirty years old, but it still holds up well. And more so nobody wants to see someone else in the role of Ellen Ripley but the actor that made the part her own – Sigourney Weaver. It’s not that much different the Elm Street remake, really – Weaver is as much Ripley, as Englund is Freddy. There can be no substitute.

And who’s directing this slimy redo? Some chap named Carl Rinsch. Like most of these remake helmers, he comes from a world of flashy commercials and music-videos. Apparently Scott Free Productions – the shingle ran by Ridley and brother Tony – who have worked with Rinsch before, are producing. That’s a plus sure… but really, are there any positives to this!?