We've been eagerly awaiting more details on Ridley Scott's new Alien picture ever since the announcement this summer. The details are slowly trickling in, including a few hints on the new alien timeline.

Empire Online caught up with Alien progenitor Ridley Scott, and got the details on when this futuristic movie is going to start, since it's a prequel for a future film.

"The prequel will be a while ago," he explained. "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 wonder if this prequel will recreate the super old technology and green screen computers that ran everything on the futuristic space ships, if so the crew if going to have to buy up a load of old school computer screens.