Alien (1979) director Ridley Scott has started a conversation about the future of the long-running Sc-fi/horror film series, now that Disney own the rights to the franchise. Scott has teased fans with a comment on how he’d be interested in adding another installment to the series of films. There have been six installments thus far, and that’s not including the Alien vs Predator spin offs.
Ridley Scott directed the beloved first film Alien before James Cameron took the wheel for the equally loved Aliens (1986) sequel. However, as the years went on and the franchise lost aspects of it’s credibility, Scott was at the helm for both Prometheus (2012) and the most recent Alien: Covenant (2017). Although, it seems the potential latest installment would be a little different to the rest, a Xenomorph origin story. Scott said in an interview with the LA Times:
“I still think there’s a lot of mileage in Alien, but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve. What I always thought when making the first was was ‘why would a creature like this be made and why was it travelling in – what I always thought was – a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs? What was the purpose of the eggs?’
That’s the thing to question – who, why and for what purpose is the next idea, I think.”
Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are in actual fact prequels to the first four movies, so it’ll have to be a bigger difference than just a prequel to entice fans to another outing. It remains to be seen if this could revitalise the franchise or, like the similarly dying Terminator franchise, it could be the final nail in the coffin.
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