In a recent interview with Ridley Scott (director of the first Alien movie and Gladiator), he said concerning the two Alien Prequels “will be really nasty and tough to watch.” He went on to say “We are talking about Gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet.”
He also revealed the film will explore the origin of the “Space Jockey” by saying…
“I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died on the road somewhere way back and lying in the dust, and thought what I should do is go back. In the first ‘Alien’, when John Hurt climbed up and over the top of the rise. There was a massive giant lying in a chair. The chair was either a form of engine or some piece of technology and I always thought no one has ever asked who was the space jockey?”
Ridley is set to direct the two prequels as of now.
Now I have a hardcore love for all the Alien films. One of the first films I remember seeing besides E.T. was Aliens in the theater. My dad took me to see it and I remember loving every bit of and how much it scared me. I was an Alien fan for life. Saying that I like all the Alien films but not as much as the first two. It is good to see the original director come back and make a hardcore movie. Now i wish it was not a prequel, but more of a re-imagining. To be honest, most prequels are SHIT. Just look at the Star Wars prequels. And hopefully Ridley Scott will redeem himself from his recent turd effort of Robin Hood.