They say you can never go back, but apparently Ridley Scott hasn't heard that one because he's been confirmed as the director of the fifth Alien movie, says Variety .
The movie's set to be a prequel to the 1979 classic that Scott directed. Jon Spaihts is on board to write the screenplay.
Scott is currently working on a number of projects including Robin Hood and The A-Team, as well as adaptation of The Forever War.
Is an Alien prequel a better idea now that Scott's on board? What would you hope to see in it? Comments welcome as normal...