Ridley Scott confirmed for Alien prequel

An Alien prequel has been confirmed with original director Ridley Scott set to helm.

Jon Spaihts has been hired to write the script. Spaihts’ upcoming projects include the Keanu Reeves space journey epic Passengers, Children of Mars for Disney, and The Darkest Hour for Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov.

The Alien prequel will have a deep-space towing vessel responding to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid.

The crew realises (too late of course, or there wouldn’t be a movie) that the signal was meant as a warning instead…