In an interview with Crave, Arthur Max, Ridley Scott’s production designer has let slip he’s currently working at Pinewood Studios on developing the visuals and brainstorming ideas for the Alien prequel.
It’s only a small update concerning this highly anticipated movie, but still, it shows the wheels are slowly turning. Primarily talking about his recent work on Robin Hood, Max said:
“Yeah, we’re in development on that. I’m in Pinewood now doodling spaceships. I’ve got a little art department and we’re trying to get it off the ground.”
Last month in an interview with The Independent, Ridley Scott himself promised us something special – and nasty:
“The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?”
Although not his actual film debut [The Duellists, 1977], Alien, made in 1979 was a landmark sci-fi film. It introduced HR Giger’s creatures – known as xenomorphs – to the world and gave us a female cinema icon in the form of Signourney Weaver’s Lt. Ripley.
The Alien prequels will be shot using the latest 3D technology and will begin production sometime in late 2011.