Scott On “Alien”, Lee on “Pi”

Asked about the previously floated idea of a prequel to 1979’s “Alien”, director Ridley Scott tells Empire Magazine that things are progressing.

“It’s a brand new box of ticks. We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on ‘Alien,’ but [for example] if ‘Alien’ was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior” he tells the magazine.

Meanwhile “Brokeback Mountain” director Ang Lee tells The Guardian that the film version of Yann Martel’s acclaimed novel “Life of Pi” is still taking its damn time stuck in development hell.

“I’m delivering the first draft. I think I’ve cracked the structure of the movie and I’ll figure out how to do it later. How exactly I’m going to do it, I don’t know … A little boy adrift at sea with a tiger. It’s a hard one to crack!” said Lee during promotions in the UK for “Taking Woodstock”.