I had a bad feeling about this when I first heard about a prequel (possibly two?) to two of my favorite Science Fiction films: Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens (I’ll also accept Alien 3 and the Joss Whedon penned Alien: Resurrection, but not the Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem duo).
Some things that give me more confidence: Ridley Scott returns as the director, and Damon Lindelof, one of the writers from Lost, will write the screenplay, and it will include the Space Jockey (the gigantic, enigmatic alien from the wrecked spacecraft where the crew of the Nostromo discovers the alien eggs). That had been one of the pieces of the film about which I always wanted to know more. Read more here.
We shall see!