An 'Alien' franchise follow-up has been on the cards for over a decade now. Forgetting the dreadful 'Alien vs Predator' battle movies it's all about continuing the 'pure' Alien story. Or in this case it appears to be more of an Alien: Origin story!
Fox chairman Tom Rothman tells IESB that the studio is looking at doing a prequel to 1979's 'Alien'. And we all know what that means! No Sigourney Weaver! On the otherhand it could mean a welcome return to the director's chair for Ridley Scott, who helmed the original back in 79.
"There's been some talk", says Rothman, speaking at the 'X-Men Origins : Wolverine' Premiere in Arizona. "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."
After the recent announcment of a 'Predator' franchise reboot thanks to Robert Rodriguez it comes as no surprise whatsoever that the studio's would look to plan something similar with the 'Alien' brand.