Alien remake director confirmed
Yes that story has been confirmed, first that there is a new Alien film in the franchise, and secondly that Carl Rinsch is the man behind the remake.
Oh, and there's another bit of information, it's not remake, it's a prequel, and that comes from the mouth of Tony Scott himself, one of the producers on the film.
"Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He's one of our directors at our company."
Is the quote that Collider managed to get from the man which I discovered through AITH. Well done them. Collider were then more than intelligent enough to question him about the Fox backing, considering what they've been doing to the Alien vs. Predator films, was he a little worried about what was happening for the next in the Alien franchise?
Apparently not. Sure they're financing the Scott company, but he seems more than excited about this new film and they have creative control.
"I'm excited cause Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family."
Please also take care to notice something that he said in the first quote, it's a prequel to the 1979 (What? That long ago?!) Alien film.
Now although he's not said more than that, I'm sure that can't mean that it's another single Alien running through the corridors of a spaceship killing the crew as it goes, if you remember the crew came across the creature in an Alien spaceship which had been overrun by Aliens.
That raises a couple of questions. If they are tackling that pre-Alien era, are they considering making a film about an alien spaceship filled with those big huge aliens - one of which we saw sitting in that chair with a burst chest in Alien - being overrun by Aliens and then crash landing on the planet where our crew encounter the rows and rows of eggs lying in wait?
I don't think that's going to be the story at all, and when we say prequel I really do believe that it'll be prequel only in historical timing. We're going to see a human crew that means it won't be the direct prequel to Alien but it'll be humans first encounter with them perhaps.
What do you think?