The dream is over.
The Hollywood Reporter says that instead of making an Alien movie prequel, Ridley Scott has retooled the project as an original sci-fi movie called Prometheus.
It sounds like that this new story came about during the process of creating the next Alien movie.Â It must be something pretty special. Somehow Scott convinced Fox to dump the Alien franchise for something new.Â Only time will tell if it’s the right move.
â€œWhile Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place,â€ said Scott in a statement. â€œThe keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart. In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots,â€ stated Lindelof. â€œI was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie. It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects.â€