(Sung to the tune of Speed Racer)
Here he comes, here comes Space Jockey, he has a demon in space …
I mentioned it a month or so ago that it could become a possibility, but now it has been confirmed that Alien, and Aliens for that matter, will indeed be getting the big screen prequel treatment.
Tony Scott, he of the directing realm and Ridley Scott’s brother, revealed the news last week via Collider.com. Scott was promoting his new action film The Taking of Pelham 123, starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington, when approached by the website and asked about the Alien rumours that had been circulating.
Scott, who helmed Top Gun, The Last Boyscout and Man on Fire among others, said that while they will be producing, neither he or his older brother Ridley will be directing and instead handing the reins to Carl Rinsch.
“Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company (Scott Free),” he said. “I’m excited ’cause Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family.”
I can’t say I’ve ever heard of this Carl Rinsch, but, hey, if he’s part of the Scott ‘family’ he must have something going for him. It could be worse. At least the Scott brothers will be heavily involved in proceedings – one would hope anyway.
My other hope is that the legendary Space Jockey from the original Alien (1979) makes an appearance – preferably alive and not in dead-for-thousands-of-years mode.
In: The Space Jockey. Out: The Predator. That would be ideal.
Here’s some crap I wrote earlier on the matter of the Space Jockey.