In space, no one can hear you scream, but if you’re excited we can certainly hear you scream!
The wildly successful and largely acclaimed Alien franchise isn’t over yet. The remarkable Alien saga which has been depicting a series of deadly encounters between humanity and the Aliens is back for another reboot.
Released for the first time in 1979, the first installment of the franchise titled Alien brought in a revolutionary change to the genre of fictional horror. One of the film’s writers earlier this month confirmed that they are looking at possibilities of bringing back the rebellious female protagonist Ripley as played by Sigourney Weaver to the silver screen.
Since director Ridley Scott was out doing some press for his new HBO Max series Raised By Wolves, a question was popped to him about the Alien franchise and whether or not another movie is on its way. Scott has confirmed to Yahoo! Entertainment that a new Alien film is in the works but likely won’t visit the Prometheus world.
“That’s in process. We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Covenant,’” he said. “Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because ‘Prometheus’ woke it up very well. But you know, you’re asking fundamental questions like, ‘Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?’ That’s always the fundamental question.”
The first film of the franchise directed by Ridley Scott released in 1979 is to date considered as one of the industry’s classics. After a leap of 7 years, in 1986 James Cameron took a sequel of the film on his shoulder and did more than justice to it. However, David Fincher’s contribution in 1992 for making Alien 3 slighted blighted the franchise. Later in 1997, Jean-Pierre Jeunet released the fourth installment titles as Alien: Resurrected. Most recently, more than 30 years late Ridley Scott returned to the franchise for the prequel series as we witnessed Alien: Covenant in 2017 which received multiple nominations at various awards shows.
Scott spoke about the Alien saga back in June and shared a view that he’d like to further explore. “I still think there’s a lot of mileage in Alien, but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve,” he says. Scott went on and said, “What I always thought when I was making it, the first one, why would a creature like this be made and why was it traveling 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 vehicle and 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.”
While no date, casting, or plot details for the new Alien film were revealed, it is expected that by the end of September we’ll surely be learning more about the production status.