October 29, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Alien’

Finally. The Top 5. “Alien” makes it to No. 5 because of its innovation (at the time) and it’s stomach-turning gore. In 1979, no movie had done what “Alien” did. It took the basic stalking/slasher story and sent it to space. We have a group of people on a ship who have to make a […]

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July 31, 2009

‘Alien’ prequel set in motion; Ridley Scott attached to return as director

Variety has reported that Twentieth Century Fox has tapped Jon Spaihts to write the prequel to 1979′s “Alien” and Ridley Scott would return as director. The project was earlier touted as a remake of the original, but now it will be set sometime before. There’s no word on whether the character Ellen Ripley (originally played […]

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June 12, 2009

20th Century Fox Not Happy On ALIEN Prequel Director

Sigh. We were making such great progress on the “Alien” prequel, but with Fox involved this latest news should come as no surprise. Ridley Scott and Tony Scott had lined up Carl Erik Rinsch to direct the “Alien 0″ prequel but apparently things weren’t quite so confirmed as I was led to believe. EW has […]

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June 2, 2009

Tony Scott Confirms ALIEN Prequel Plans

Collider snagged a few minutes with Tony Scott over the weekend and was able to confirm that yes, the next “Alien” project will be a prequel and Carl Rinsch is attached: Collider: 20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that? Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is […]

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May 29, 2009

ALIEN Prequel Moving Forward, Director Attached

Looks like the “Alien” prequel/reboot rumors were accurate. 20th Century Fox along with the involvement of the original “Alien” director, Ridley Scott, is moving forward with their plans to go back to the facehugger storyline with either an origins story or a remake of the original. I loved the original so I’m hoping for an […]

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April 28, 2009

Ridley Scott May Go Back To ALIEN With Prequel

The news of a potential return to the “Alien” franchise is both exciting and worrisome. I’ve witnessed one of my beloved stories pretty mucked up thanks to the flailing “AVP” spin-offs, so the idea of another “Alien” attempt isn’t too appealing. But the mere potential of Ridley Scott returning to helm a prequel to the […]

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