Variety is reporting that The alien prequel is definitely on the way. In fact, Twentieth Century Fox has not only signed Jon Spaihts to write the prequel prequel, but they are also announcing that Ridley Scott will definitely be returning as director.

The film is set up to be a prequel to the groundbreaking 1979 film that Scott directed. It will precede that film, in which the crew of a commercial towing ship returning to Earth is awakened and sent to respond to a distress signal from a nearby planetoid. The crew discovers too late that the signal generated by an empty ship was meant to warn them.

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