Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Space Jockey's Story

I've read that director Ridley (Robin Hood) Scott is planning to revisit the Alien franchise, which he started, with a couple of prequels. I'm up for that! His original film is still the best in the series, with James Cameron's Aliens a close second.

Considering how the franchise has deteriorated, it's time for someone to take hold of the story, and who better than Ridley Scott. He has said in recent interviews that he is planning to tell what happened to the Space Jockey (aka The Pilot), the giant corpse with a hole in its ribs, found by the investigating crew members of the Nostromo in the first film.

Since these prequels will tell a back-story thirty years before the original film, Ellen Ripley, the xenomorph-blasting heroine played by Sigourney Weaver, will not be in the picture. The Company, on the other hand, will be featured. So you can bet there will be some evil suits plotting something dastardly. Hopefully, Scott will introduce a new hero or heroine to battle the hordes of slimy space bugs.

Scott says to look for the first of the prequels to hit theaters toward the end of next year.

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