Sir Ridley Scott to make AI led Alien movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 December 2017
Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott has confirmed he will be making a third 'Alien' prequel which he plans to be more focused on artificial intelligence rather than the iconic Xenomorph creatures

Sir Ridley Scott wants to do more 'Alien' movies but with more focus on artificial intelligence.

The 80-year-old filmmaker cemented his status as a sci-fi legend with his breakthrough 1979 movie and also went on to helm 1982 cult classic of the genre 'Blade Runner'.

After having no involvement with the three 'Alien' sequels, Scott revisited the cinematic universe in 2012 with prequel 'Prometheus', which explored the origins of the human race and the deadly Xenomorph creature, and released follow-up film 'Alien: Covenant' in May this year.

Scott has previously confirmed he will making a sequel to his last movie which will act as a bridge to the original 'Alien' and he has now spilled that the story will focus on dangerous Artificial Intelligence beings.

Speaking about the future of his prequel series to 'Entertainment Weekly', Scott said: "We are [going to make another], we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, 'you need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting', so I put a lot of that in 'Covenant' and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that's more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.

"[Michael] Fassbender was an AI. Ian Holm ['Alien'] was an AI; Roy Batty ['Blade Runner'] was an AI; so was Rachael ['Blade Runner']."

'Alien: Covenant' follows members on board the colony ship 'Covenant' discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise.

However, while there they meet David (Michael Fassbender) - the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien-life form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

The acclaimed 'Alien' was followed by director James Cameron's all-action romp 'Aliens' in 1986, David Fincher's atmospheric 'Alien 3' in 1992 and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's much derided 'Alien: Resurrection' in 1997 - written by 'Avengers' creator Joss Whedon.

Two panned 'Alien vs. Predator' spin-offs came in the Noughties, inspired by a video game series which pitted the Xenomorph against the Predator intergalactic hunter - a being established in a separate series of movies which began in 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role.

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