Whether we want it or not, it looks as if Ridley Scott is still eager to give us another Alien prequel effort. And not only that, but the legendary director is seemingly looking to take the famed genre franchise in a more robot-driven direction as oppose to focussing on Xenomorphs and the like.
Speaking to EW, Scott explained his plans for a third prequel effort: “I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think A.I. is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”
Given the poor box office return and response to Alien: Covenant, it looked as if we may not get another Alien outing from Scott, but seemingly there’s still more to come on that front.
To many, the hope is that Neill Blomkamp is one day allowed to do his oft-discussed Alien movie; a movie which would follow on from the events of Alien II and focus on Ripley, Hicks and Newt. While Blomkamp has shared out concept art from that potential picture, it seems as if the chances of that happening while Ridley Scott is still tasked with overseeing the Alien series are slim right now.
As ever, expect more on any and everything Alien as it continues to develop.