Ridley Scott Provides Update On The Upcoming ‘Alien’ TV Show

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Legendary director Ridley Scott is currently busy promoting his newest film – House of Gucci – but the 83-year old filmmaker revealed recently for The Hollywood Reporter not only that Blade Runner TV show is in the works, but also provided an update for FX’s Alien show which was announced last December.

Alien is now being written for pilot.

Ridley Scott

Scott revealed that a huge script, worth around 10 hours of material, was written for Blade Runner, and he also confirmed that the same thing is happening with the Alien TV show. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, it was reported that the show was commissioned by FX, with Noah Hawley attached as showrunner. Scott is also set to direct.

The Alien franchise kicked off with the 1979 original film of the same name. The sequel Aliens, directed by James Cameron, followed in 1986, while David Fincher’s Alien 3 was released in 1992. The original series concluded in 1997 with Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s Alien Resurrection. Of course, the franchise didn’t end there. Two Alien vs Predator crossover films were released in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In 2012, a prequel series kicked off with Prometheus, directed by the original director Ridley Scott, who also directed currently the latest movie in the franchise – Alien: Covenant – which was released in 2017.

Despite mostly positive reviews from the critics, Alien: Covenant was a box office disappointment, grossing only $240 million against a $110 million budget. Now, it’s time for the franchise to try its luck on the small screen. Alien is one of the best-known media franchises ever, and even with all the movies, graphic novels, and video games, hardcore fans still have some big projects to look forward to. Considering that Scott is also working on this project, we’re not worried about the future of the franchise.

Ridley Scott’s newest movie – House of Gucci – starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino, is set to open this week.

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