Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel
I’m getting all giddy thinking about this. Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors and I love the Alien franchise. If ever there was a movie I was going to see on opening night, this is it.
As of yet, there is very little information on the project, but I remember Ridley Scott talking about a prequel in the DVD extras for Alien. If I recall correctly, one of the things he talked about was that he wanted to make a film that gets to the bottom of what happened to the “Space Jockey“, the giant fossilized alien sitting in some kind of chair in the derelict ship on the moon LV-426.
According to Wikipedia, the original space jockey prop was 26 feet (7.9m) tall and the actors in that particular scene were Ridley Scott’s own children. He used his kids to archive the special effects technique called forced perspective where an object appears larger and taller than it actually is. That’s the kind of moviemaking and commitment I hope Ridley Scott can bring back to the Alien world.