Alien prequels set to be really nasty


Sir Ridley Scott has revealed that we should expect his return to the Alien film franchise to pack quite a punch.

He’s already talked previously about the two 3D Alien prequels that are being lined up, and we know that he’ll be delving into the history of the giant ‘space jockey’ creature discovered in the first Alien way back when. We also know that it'll be set in the year 2058, 30 years before Ripley first entered the scene.

But in a new chat with The Independent , Scott said that we shouldn’t expect a watered-down horror from the new Alien flicks. The first film in particular, should be a nasty piece of work.

“The film will be really tough, really nasty,” Scott says. “It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?”

Sounds fittingly grandiose, but will de-mystifying the savage xenomorph make it less terrifying? Arguably, the ET hell beast has already been damaged by the Alien Vs Predators movies, so a new flick that returns its nasty should be just the ticket.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.