New “Alien” Confirmed as a Prequel

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Word has it that Carl Rinsch has been tapped to reinvigorate the Alien franchise with a prequel to Ridley Scott’s original film. Tony Scott confirmed this at the junket for The Taking of Pelham 123, saying that Rinsch is part of their production company family and they’re excited about hopefully starting to film by the end of the year.

This being a prequel likely means that Sigourney Weaver won’t be involved, so it has a whole new direction to go… if they can think of a direction beyond “slimy bug-like acid-blooded monster kills people.”

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