We've been hearing about a possible return to the basics for the Alien franchise -- where the concept of a single alien monster on a ship is revisited.
Earlier, Sigourney "Ripley" Weaver revealed that she and director Ridley Scott had discussed it, but the debacles that were the Alien vs. Predator movies seemed to have killed interest. Later, it was said that the idea was being tossed around by the studio again and it had got Ridley Scott thinking about a plotline again.
Now comes word from Bloody-Disgusting that this new Alien project is indeed happening. But the word is that, while still involved, Scott is stepping back -- letting his brother Tony Scott and Michael Costigan produce, and he's looking at an unknown Carl Rinsch to direct the movie. In his defense, Rinsch has done plenty of work for Scott Free -- Ridley's production company.
While it looks like this will put the franchise back on track, can it be good that the franchise originator is taking the back seat instead of the director's chair?