Sometimes I think Tom Rothman is just fucking with us. Like he’s just the world’s biggest griefer, successfully trolling millions of nerds. I mean, how else can you explain the fact that 20th Century Fox is looking to remake Alien?

That’s if Bloody Disgusting’s source is correct. According to their source Fox is moving ahead with a remake of one of the most classic horror films of all time, and Ridley Scott is on board as a producer. I have some sources I can check with about this in the morning – not because I want to debunk BD but because I just don’t want this to be true.

The director currently attached, according to BD, is Carl Rinsch, a commercial director who has done work for Scott Free in the past.

Look, I know that the version of Alien I love will always be there, but remaking this movie feels like the pinnacle of cheap, shitty laziness. Especially when the universe created by Ridley Scott and James Cameron is so big that endless adventures can be set within it, with only the Xenomorph as the connective tissue. Sure, infinite sequels aren’t great either but even that’s more original than a shoddy redo (which, when it is announced in the trades, will surely be called a reboot, like that matters).

Fucking Fox.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.