While earlier rumor suggested that "Alien" movie will be getting a reboot treatment, the recent one claims that 20 Century Fox lean toward planning on a prequel movie. Bloody Disgusting broke the news, reporting that their reliable source has said that the studio are "possibly working on an origins story, as opposed to a straight-up remake".
The site went further by stating that the plan for now is to stick with the original concept of an alien on the ship. While no other details on the plot has been shared, commercial/music video director Carl Erik Rinsch reportedly is attached to helm with Michael Costigan, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott on board to produce.
Previously, co-chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom Rothman, spilled the bean of the potential future project for an "Alien" movie. Attending the world premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in Tempe, Arizona Monday, April 27, the studio topper revealed, "There's been some talk. Ridley Scott, Ridley is right now working on Robin Hood, but I think he's toying with the idea and that would be great for us."