In an extensive interview with Variety to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 original, director Ridley Scott revealed he’s set on returning to helm a third prequel in the franchise. The movie previously spun off prequels in 2012’s Prometheus and 2017’s Alien: Covenant, both of which Scott directed after stepping away from the franchise following its Oscar-winning debut.
The third prequel is reportedly in the script phase.
“I think Alien captured our most primordial fears,” Scott, 81, told Variety of the franchise’s enduring popularity. “It’s particularly special because it