Producer Tony Scott has confirmed that a new Alien film is in the pipeline, and that it's a prequel to the original movie.
LV-426; a rocky planetoid orbiting the gas giant Calpamos, in the Zeta2 Reticuli system, 37 light years from Earth, and the crucial site of Alien, the first installment of one of the most successful and iconic science-fiction franchises in cinema history. But Alien left plenty of questions unanswered. Who was the strange alien pilot that the crew of the Nostromo discovered, and where did he pick up the xenomorph that undoubtedly killed him and caused him to crash?
Well, now these questions might just get answered as producer Tony Scott, brother of Alien director Ridley Scott, has confirmed the rumors that a prequel to Alien was being made. At the helm of the new film is director Carl Rinsch, one of the directors at the Scott brothers' production company Scott Free Productions. Rinsch's previous work is apparently comprised entirely of two short black & white films, but in a brief interview with Collider, Tony Scott seemed to have considerable faith in him, saying "I'm excited cause Ridley created the original and Carl Rinsch is one of the family."
Source: via io9