With Ridley Scott‘s RAISED BY WOLVES series lighting up HBO Max, the filmmaker sat down with Forbes for an interview… and yes, the topic of the ALIEN franchise came up! And to the delight of many a xenomorph fan, a new film is actually in the works! It just won’t have anything to do with what was laid out in PROMETHEUS and ALIEN: COVENANT. Here’s what Scott had to say:
“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.”
Okay, that makes sense. I mean, I didn’t think PRMETHEUS or ALIEN: COVENANT were crap. They just didn’t feel like full-on ALIEN films. Scott went on to add:
“I still think there’s a lot of mileage in ‘Alien,’ but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve. 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.”
Sounds like a plan to me! I hope Mr. Scott can beam us up a new ALIEN sooner rather than later! What do you guys think? Do you still want to see some chest-bursting on the big screen? Or would you prefer any future eggs remain unhatched? Let us know below!