Ridley Scott returning to Alien franchise

Variety reports that Ridley is attached to return as director for an ALIEN prequel, to be scripted by Jon Spaiths. Scott Free will produce the film for 20th Century Fox, home of the franchise. No plot details are available yet.
Spaihts is a buy writer these days. His other genre credits include SHADOW 19, a sci-fi film; PASSENGERS, an epic space journey; THE DARKEST HOUR for Timu Bekmambetov (DAY WATCH); CHILDREN OF MARS for Disney; and ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON for Sony.

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