Artificial Continuum

Saturday, April 24, 2010

For many years, it has been rumored that Ridley Scott would return to direct a prequel to his 1979 horror classic, Alien. Although it existed as little more then a nerd fantasy until recently, details for the project have been hazy for months. However, Thursday Scott held an interview with MTV, where he dropped the following information: "It's set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair ... Our man [Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas] climbs up and says "There's been an explosion in his chest from the inside out — what was that?" I'm basically explaining who that Space Jockey — we call him the Space Jockey — I'm explaining who the space jockeys were ... [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life."

In addition to that awesomeness, Scott confirmed that famous creature designer H.R. Giger would be assisting him with the effects in the new film. Looks like fans of the Alien saga will finally get the sequel they deserve.


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