The idea of a sequel or indeed prequel to the 'Alien' saga has been floating around for so long now it had almost become somewhat of an urban legend. But hark the angels for the news that the daddy of the 'Alien' flick where it all began, Ridley Scott, is officially on board to direct the 'Alien' prequel!
Twentieth Century Fox had Carl Rinsch originally in the director's chair but it seems Rinsch is having to give up his directorial duties and pass the reigns onto the man who can Mr Ridley Scott! Scott was originally attached to the prequel project as producer but man I know where I'd rather have him.
Jon Sphaits penned the screenplay and apparently won both Fox and Scott over.