A couple of days ago an assumed rumor started at BD
saying 20th Century Fox
was prepping another Alien
film, one that would reboot the popular sci-fi franchise with Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott
and Tony Scott
aboard to produce and Carl Eric Rinsch
set to direct.
Tony Scott was recently at a press conference for his latest film, “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” and Collider
approached him with the ever-burning question of the “Alien” remake and, more specifically, of whether Rinsch would take over from his brother Ridley at the helm of the film.
20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that?
Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.
I’m going to be blunt about this. Fox has not been doing a great job recently with their movies. They haven’t been an artist friendly studio. Are you guys going to have some creative control and make this a kick-ass film?
Yes! But Fox is our home. They finace our production company.
Tony Scott was not able to say whether the “Alien” would be ready for the summer of 2011, but do keep an eye on this space for updates on this one.
Fox is also developing a Predator reboot, which Robert Rodriguez
is attached to direct.