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ALIEN PREQUEL INDEED HAPPENING: WHEN FOX WINS, WE LOSE?

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Wait. Different series. 

One big news story this week was that Fox might be looking to reboot or prequel-ize Alien. At the junket today for The Taking of Pelham One, Two Three, Frosty from Collider cornered Tony Scott to ask about the project. Scott’s answer was direct:

“Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.” That’s all the real news. Rinsch is directing (and, in fairness, his commercial reel has some great stuff on it) and the film is a prequel. In what way? Will we see the Alien planet, or the race from which the first film’s famous space jockey came? Years ago this would have made me sad, but now, I just don’t care. The fourth Alien film and two AvP movies dulled any real concern I might have continued to harbor from this series and Fox. At this point they can only go up. Read the entire piece at Collider for a few other statements from Scott.
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