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The Classic Alien Won't Appear In Ridley Scott's Prequels At All

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The acid-blood sleek-skinned aliens dreamed up by H.R. Giger and Ridley Scott are among the most memorable creature designs in movie history. But Scott says they're "worn out" thanks to endless sequels, and they won't be in his new prequels.


In an interview with Screen Daily, the director revealed that he has plans to redesign the aliens, and show how they became the majestic killing machines we know and love.

He also explains a bit more about the storyline of his two prequels:

The film will be really tough, really nasty. 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 actually go in and clean up a planet? It will take place in the years before that, when they first come across this thing on a planet called Zeta Reticuli. ...

Yeah, the thing about Alien vs Predator is, I know it's commerce, but what a pity... I think, therefore, I have to design - or redesign - earlier versions of what these elements are that led to the thing you finally see in Alien, which is the thing that catapults out of the egg, the face-hugger. I don't want to repeat it. The alien in a sense, as a shape, is worn out."


So what do you think these new aliens will look like? And what could these "gods and engineers" who designed the ultimate biological weapon have been like? [via NME]

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Space jockeys design Aliens as biological warfare. Le Yawn

Pretty sure that was in the comics at some point, along with the "Aliens as universe's Immune system" idea. God bless originality - and as for the designs being "worn out", there's still a couple of dozen beloved Kenner toy designs they haven't used. The last radical new design they tried was the embryo-vomiting Predalien, which was just one long WTF.

Not that I'd mind seeing what the various Alien lifecycle stages evolved from, but redesigns rarely go well...