It's Official -- Ridley Scott Will Direct 'Alien' Prequel   

July 31, 2009 This is the best horror news in a long time. From today's Variety comes word that Ridley Scott won't just produce but will direct the "Alien" prequel.

Twentieth Century Fox is resuscitating its "Alien" franchise. The studio has hired Jon Spaihts to write a prequel that has Ridley Scott attached to return as director.

Spaihts got the job after pitching the studio and Scott Free, which will produce the film.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

To say this is a dream come true for horror fans is the understatement of the millennium! Spaihts has penned Shadow 19, Passengers, The Darkest Hour and Children of Mars.

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