The Redundant Dream of Ridley Scott's Alien Prequels

Ridley Scott has reanimated the deceased Alien series with the announcement that he is starting production on the prequels to the 1979 classic. But he is completely ditching the original concept of Prometheus (2012). Instead, he has opted to tell the story of yet another ship with yet another crew encountering yet another Xenomorph called Alien: Covenant. At the end of Prometheus, Rapace (Shaw) and Fassbender (David) depart LV-223 aboard a hijacked ship with the promise of real mystery and possibility in a future installment. However, the presence of a giant face hugger and subsequent baby alien bursting from the chest of the Engineer arguably doomed any hope that Scott would once again inspire the dark sci fi noir.

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