Deadline New York is reporting that Damon Lindelof has just closed a deal with 20th Century Fox to do rewrite work on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel and potentially another solo science fiction project:
In a development as vexing as a Lost plotline, studio insiders said that while Lindelof indeed met with Scott and the studio for that rewrite job, the exchange of ideas between them sparked a take that could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film. The studio will decide when Lindelof turns it in. Scott Free is producing and Lindelof’s CAA reps closed his deal last night.
Since “LOST” ended, Lindelof has worked with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys & Aliens and is currently writing the Star Trek sequel, of which he is also a producer, with Kurtzman and Orci.