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Ridley Scott is contemplating an ‘Alien: Covenant’ sequel


Reflecting on the expansive Alien franchise, critically acclaimed director Ridley Scott has dropped a hint at a potential sequel.

Scott, who directed and produced the original 1979 Alien film in 1989, was also the brains behind the sequels that followed when AliensAlien 3 and Alien Resurrection were met by praise from fans and critics.

In 2017, the 82-year-old director revisited the franchise when he created Alien: Covenant, a prequel spin-off which was written by John Logan and Dante Harper and based on a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen.

The project garnered positive reviews and, crucially, it delivered handsomly commercially and impressed at box office.

Now, while sitting down with Los Angeles Times, Scott has hinted a new effort: “I still think there’s a lot of mileage in Alien, but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve,” he said.

Adding: “What I always thought when I was making the first one [was] why would a creature like this be made and why was it travelling in what I always thought was a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs. What was the purpose of the vehicle and what was the purpose of the eggs?

“That’s the thing to question – who, why, and for what purpose is the next idea, I think.”