Ridley Scott Wants To Remind Us Who's Your Alien Daddy

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When Ridley Scott asks to take another turn at Alien, we should all back away slowly and thank our lucky stars Tarantino didn't get his hands on it first.

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There's been talk of bringing back the character of Ripley before, sans alien. But the news from IESB is that this new movie will be an Alien prequel. Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman explained the idea...

There's been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he's toying with the idea and that would be great for us. I mean, it's always been a matter of, really, if you can get the originator to do it that would be the greatest thing, so I've got my fingers crossed, all of them.

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I'm not sure how realistic this actually is as, Ridley is supposedly already working on Forever War and Brave New World. But who knows what will come first, after he's finished with his merry men?

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Waaay back when the SciFi Channel was merely mediocre instead of crummy, they had a short video of author David Brin with his idea for an Aliens sequel.

First off, the third movie never happened, just a bad dream. Ripley gets back to Earth or at least a more developed colony. As she is debriefed, great news everybody, humans have encountered a ship bearing a first contact mission from an alien race. Suprise! they are the Xenomorph species, an civilized advanced people with peaceful intentions.

"Oh no, you found a clutch of untutored eggs from one of our missing nursery ships. How horrible!" As humans and xenomorphs forge diplomatic ties and exchange technology and culture Ripley cannot shake her pathological hatred for the aliens.

It gets worse. Ripley's grown daughter forms a close bond with a member of the xenomorph diplomatic corps and wants Ellen to accept their relationship. Brin describes it as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner...in Space!

He was just spitballing, but I thought it was a great idea.