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Ridley Scott Dishes Details on Alien Prequel

After what seems like an eternity of silence, Ridley Scott has finally broken that silence. In a recent chat with MTV Movies, Scott has dished what has to be the most we’ve heard about the film yet:

“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. Remember that?”

He talks about the date they want the film out, that they’re on the fourth draft, about consulting Giger and about possible re-designs for the early stages of the lifecycle. Read the entire thing at MTV Movies. Thanks to Undel for the news.

Update: There’s a few more details on HitFix. Apparently, the film will definitely be in 3D and the project is for two prequel films. The movies won’t be shot back-to-back, however.

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