Recent Alien Prequel Rumors Debunked by Fox Executive
Posted 12.10.10 by Ryan
Two days ago, rumors started spreading about Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, and 20th Century Fox is on damage control. A report from Vulture cited "sources" that claimed the movie would be a two-part reboot called Paradise that could co-star Michelle Yeoh and Michael Fassbender as a "tough but sexy" woman named "Vickers" and an android named "David," respectively. Chris Petrikin, a Senior Vice President of communications at Fox took to his Twitter account to debunk the report.
I don't know where to begin to correct what is being written about a certain Ridley Scott project...
Petrikin decided to start by saying that Scott's Alien Prequel is "not two films" and is "not called Paradise", then noted that the Vulture report never "confirmed with Fox." Petrikin says that more information of the project is coming soon, so until then, we'll keep the speculation to a minimum.
Here's what we do know: Scott is directing, Jon Spaihts wrote the original script and Damon Lindelof performed a rewrite, and the movie's story will be set in the future, takes place in space, and will likely include the "space jockey" character depicted in the 1979 original. At least, we think that's all true.