Sir Ridley Scott has revealed that the upcoming Alien prequel will be set 30 years before the original.
In a recent interview, the filmmaker discussed the planned science fiction movie, which will see him return to the franchise’s helm three decades after making the 1979 original.
“It’s a brand new box of tricks,” Scott said. “We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place 30 years prior.”
He continued: “I never thought I’d look forward to a sequel. But a prequel is kind of interesting. I’m looking forward to doing that.”