Back in July it was was announced that Sir Ridley Scott would be returning to the Alien franchise to direct an Alien prequel. His 1979 Alien movie spawned three sequels, however he wasn’t interested in directing any of them, which makes his return 30 years on quite intriguing.
Scott recently spoke to Empire and hinted at when it would take place and said he was looking forward to the prequel as it “is kind of interesting”:
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” said Sir Ridley. “We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior.”
“I never thought I’d look forward to a sequel,” said Sir Ridley. “But a prequel is kind of interesting. I’m looking forward to doing that.”