It’s official: Fox has announced that Ridley Scott, who brought us Alien in 1979, is set to direct the latest entry in the franchise, the yet untitled Alien 5, slated for 2011.
Is it possible that the horrible creatures from Alien can behave themselves? We should get to see how they interact on their own turf as this prequel will visit them on their planet of origin. No doubt, they won’t act civilized for long once the humans arrive.
At 71, Ridley Scott is a very busy man. A look at his IMDb shows he has quite a number of movies in the works including Brave New World, The Forever War, Stones, The Kind One and Child 44.
The screenwriter for the new Alien movie, John Spaihts, made the successful pitch to Fox and Ridley Scott on the strength of his previous space thrillers, featuring Keanu Reeves: Shadow 19 and Passengers. Spaihts’ current writing schedule includes The Darkest Hour, Children of Mars and St. George and the Dragon.
There have been three sequels to Scott’s original, most notably James Cameron’s Aliens, the second movie that came out in 1986. This is the first time that Ridley Scott has returned as director of the franchise. Will he be able to bring this latest movie back to the level of the first two?