Yesterday Bloody-Disgusting reported that 20th Century Fox was going to remake Alien and had tapped Carl Rinsch to direct the project. Now we have confirmation from Tony Scott (brother of Ridley Scott who directed the original film) that Carl Rinsch is indeed directing and Scott also revealed that the project will be a prequel to his brother Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic, not a remake:
Collider: 20th Century Fox is talking about remaking or redoing the original Alien. What’s going on with that?
Tony Scott: Yes, Carl Rinsch is going to do the prequel to Alien. He’s one of our directors at our company.
Scott added that he’s hopeful production will begin by the end of this year. IESB actually reported on a possible Alien prequel project about a month back (see related story).