Oscar winning artist H.R. Giger will work on Aliens prequel Artist H.R. Giger is returning to the Alien film franchise in new prequel movie Prometheus. The surrealist painter won an Oscar for his design work on the original Alien movie. According to the artist’s wife Carmen Scheifele, Giger is working on the prequel project, Directed by Ridley Scott, who also helmed the original 1979 movie, the new movie is to be shot in 3D.