Scott: Next “Alien” To Explore More A.I.

20th Century Fox has yet to make a decision about the future of the “Alien” franchise following the disappointing returns for “Alien: Covenant,” though filmmaker Ridley Scott says he’s ready to go if they do.

Scott spent much of the film’s press tour talking about rough plans for the next film and once again he’s gone into it again today, this time actually discussing the story and where it might go. He tells Empire:

“I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over, but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the AI might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one.”

Scott seems fairly confident the film will go ahead, whether it will or not isn’t clear for now.