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July 31, 2009

‘Alien’ prequel in the works

Hollywood's Twentieth Century Fox is working on a prequel to the 1979 film Alien with Ridley Scott set to return to the director's chair.

Variety.com said science-fiction screenwriter Jon Spaihts has been hired to pen the prequel, while Scott's Scott Free production company will produce the movie.

The classic film Alien was followed by three sequels, none of which were directed by Scott.